Timing & Cycles

When should my organization apply?
For project support, the Foundation prefers to fund in advance of the project, so your request should be submitted with enough time to receive funding prior to the start of the proposed activity.

For general operating support, we recommend that organizations with a fiscal year end date of 12/31 apply in Cycle 1, organizations with a fiscal year end date of 6/30 apply in Cycle 2 or 3, and organizations with a fiscal year end date that falls between 6/30 and 11/30 apply in Cycle 3.

My LOI was declined. How soon can I submit a new one?
An organization may submit one LOI per calendar year. If you would like advice about submitting a new LOI, please contact the program officer noted in your declination email.

How often can my organization receive funding from the Foundation?
Organizations are eligible for funding once per calendar year and once within their own fiscal year.