Funding Process

For New Applicants:

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. The first step is to register an account in the application portal. For a step-by-step guide to completing registration, click here. Please click here for a PDF of the 2021 New Applicant Letter of Inquiry.

If you have questions about whether your organization might fit within the Foundation’s priorities and general eligibility, please contact Conrhonda E. Baker at cbaker@howardgilmanfoundation.org.

New Applicants are organizations that are one or more of the following:

  • have NOT been awarded a Foundation Cycle 1, 2, or 3 grant in the last calendar year,
  • have never applied before,
  • were declined after submitting an LOI or an application, or
  • received one-time discretionary or initiative funding, such as Mosaic, or regranting funds from an HGF-funded regranting partner.
 

For Current Grantees:

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. Please click here for a PDF of the 2021 Current Grantees Application.

Prior to submitting a full application, your organization will need to register an account in the application portal. For a step-by-step guide to completing registration, click here

All current grantees have received an email invitation to register accounts in the new grants management system, Fluxx.  If you are a designated 2021 Cycle 3 current grantee and have general questions about the Fluxx registration process, please contact Conrhonda E. Baker via email at cbaker@howardgilmanfoundation.org. If you have specific questions about your application, please contact your Program Officer.

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, then register an account in the application portal. For a step-by-step guide to completing registration, click here.

For 2022 timing, please visit our 2022 Dates and Deadlines page.

Note: 2021 Letters of Inquiry from new applicants are accepted only during Cycle 2 and Cycle 3 regardless of your organization’s fiscal year-end date.

2021 Cycle 1

Current Grantee Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning
Jan 15 & ending Feb 12, 2021

 

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

 

Funding Decisions Emailed:
Rolling from
Feb – Mar 2021

2021 Cycle 2

New Applicant Letters of Inquiry accepted beginning Mar 1 & ending Mar 19, 2021. Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations in April. Full applications will be due May 14, 2021. Declined organizations will also receive an email notification.

 

Current Grantee Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning
Apr 2 & ending May 14, 2021

 

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

 

Funding Decisions Emailed:
Rolling from
Apr – Jul 2021

2021 Cycle 3

New Applicant Letters of Inquiry accepted  beginning Aug 9 & ending Sept 1, 2021. Invitations to apply are emailed to approved organizations in September 2021. Full applications will be due October 15, 2021. Declined organizations will also receive an email notification.

 

Current Grantee Applications accepted beginning Aug 9 & ending Sept 13, 2021

 

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

 

Funding Decisions Emailed:
Late November 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.