Dates and Deadlines

The Howard Gilman Foundation’s response to COVID-19:
In acknowledgement of the fact that the crisis surrounding COVID-19 is adding additional work and stress to the already full plates of our grantees, we are working to provide additional Resources to grantees and to streamline the application process for all current applicants.

*Cycle 2 applications can be submitted any time before the end of April. If submitting your application by that extended deadline is not possible, contact the Foundation’s Grants Manager, Kimberleigh Costanzo, at kcostanzo@howardgilmanfoundation.org for a further extension.

*The Cycle 2 application has been revised and now contains only the following questions:

  • Title of Request
  • Application Amount Requested
  • Overview of Grant Request (this answer will copy from your Intent to Apply form and can be edited by you)
  • Budget Comparison Attachment
  • Audit Attachment
  • COVID-19 Impact: How has your organization been affected by COVID-19? What kinds of support do you need at this time to help navigate the ongoing impact?

If you have any questions about this process, contact Kimberleigh Costanzo at kcostanzo@howardgilmanfoundation.org or on her cell phone at 516-728-5449. We appreciate your patience with us as we shift processes and navigate this crisis together. Please be in touch if there are ways in which we can support you during this challenging time.


The Foundation conducts three funding cycles per calendar year. To begin the application process, you should first determine which cycle is the best fit for both your organization and your proposal.

CYCLE 1

APPLY IF: your organization is applying for general operating support and has a fiscal year end date of 12/31


AWARD NOTIFICATION: March
CYCLE 2

APPLY IF: your organization is applying for general operating support and has a fiscal year end date of 6/30


AWARD NOTIFICATION: July
CYCLE 3

APPLY IF: your organization is applying for general operating support and has a fiscal year end date that falls between 6/30 and 11/30

AWARD NOTIFICATION: December

PROJECT SUPPORT REQUESTS:
Choose a cycle that would deliver funding prior to the start date of the proposed project. Projects are not funded retroactively.


2020 CYCLE 1

Wednesday, October 30, 2019: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are posted on the online portal.
Friday, November 22, 2019: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 PM.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations. Declined organizations also receive an email notification.
Monday, January 13, 2020: Applications are due by 11:59 PM.
March 2020: Funding decisions are emailed to applicants.

2020 CYCLE 2

Friday, February 7, 2020: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are posted on the online portal.
Friday, March 6, 2020: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 PM.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations. Declined organizations also receive an email notification.
Friday, April 10, 2020: Applications are due by 11:59 PM.
July 2020: Funding decisions are emailed to applicants.

2020 CYCLE 3

Friday, June 26, 2020: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are posted on the online portal.
Friday, July 24, 2020: LOI and Intent to Apply forms are due by 11:59 PM.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020: Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations. Declined organizations also receive an email notification.
Friday, September 4, 2020: Applications are due by 11:59 PM.
December 2020: Funding decisions are emailed to applicants.