Funding Process

For New Applicants:

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Howard Gilman Foundation will be accepting Letters of Inquiry from new applicants for 2021 support during Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 regardless of your organization’s fiscal year-end date. We appreciate your patience with us as we shift processes and navigate this crisis together. Please check back with us this winter for more information about the 2021 application and process.

 

For Current Grantees:

In acknowledgment of the crisis surrounding COVID-19 and to simplify the process for 2021, we have removed the step of submitting an Intent to Apply for all current grantees and will instead just accept applications on a rolling basis. All current grantees will receive an email invitation to register accounts in the new grants management system, Fluxx, this Fall. Please click here for a PDF of the 2021 Current Grantees Application. If you have any questions about this process, contact our Grants Manager, Kimberleigh Costanzo at kcostanzo@howardgilmanfoundation.org

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.

 

When to Apply

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

Current Grantee Applications accepted on a rolling basis between
Jan 15 – Feb 12

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

Award Notification:
Rolling from
Feb – Mar 2021

Cycle 2

New Applicants Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis between
Mar 1 – Mar 19

Current Grantee Applications accepted on a rolling basis between
Apr 2 – May 14

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

Award Notification:
Rolling from
Apr – Jun 2021

Cycle 3

New Applicants Letters of Inquiry accepted on a rolling basis between
Aug 9 – Sept 14

Current Grantee Applications accepted on a rolling basis between
Sept 17 – Oct 15

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:
Rolling from
Sept – Nov 2021

Project Support Requests

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