Application Procedures

Submission Deadlines

The foundation will accept proposal submissions for consideration three times per year. Please check back in mid-December for the 2018 application periods and to read more about changes to our guidelines.

Applications started before or after the application period will not be saved in our system. Applications received before or after the application period will not be accepted by the foundation.


How to Submit a Proposal

For your convenience, please download the Full Proposal Overview which outlines the information you will need and questions you’ll be asked in the online application.

Step 1: If you believe your request meets the eligibility criteria as outlined in the grantmaking guidelines, register using the link below.

Registration for a Username and Password.

Step 2: Use your login information to access our online Grants Management Portal

Step 3: Once logged in, complete the following items:

  • Under Organization and Contact Information, complete the Organization Profile and Personal Profile.
  • Click the “New Proposals” icon to begin an application. Be sure to save your work periodically, as the application form will not auto-save your work. Click “Submit” when complete. You may save an application in progress and return to it by clicking the “Current Proposals” icon on your home screen. Submitted applications cannot be edited.

Step 4: After you have submitted an application, your request will be considered. You may view/print a submitted application, but will not be able to edit it.


Helpful Tips

Please review the FAQ page for answers to common questions regarding the online application process.

We recommend working on your application in Word rather than in the online application form, particularly if you are working with several people to complete the application. Then, copy and paste your consolidated answers in the online application form and submit.

Should you have any questions during the application process, please email Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager, at