How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted via our secure online application process. You will need to create a username and password to apply. Please review our eligibility criteria before applying. 

Application Timelines

Grant proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Applicants are allowed to apply only twice per year (e.g. if an applicant is not awarded a grant the first time that they apply, they may make one more application attempt within a 12 month period).  All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

2021 Deadlines

1st Quarter Grant Cycle

Application opens: December 13, 2020

Deadline: January 13, 2021

Applicant Notification: February 17, 2021

Grant Term Start Date: April 1, 2021

2nd Quarter Grant Cycle

Application opens: March 28, 2021

Deadline: April 28, 2021

Applicant Notification: June 23, 2021

Grant Term Start Date: July 1, 2021

3rd Quarter Grant Cycle

Application opens: July 4, 2021

Deadline: August 4, 2021

Applicant Notification: September 15, 2021

Grant Term Start Date: October 1, 2021

4th Quarter Grant Cycle

Application opens: September 13, 2021

Deadline: October 13, 2021

Applicant Notification: December 8, 2021

Grant Term Start Date: January 1, 2022

Applications are open one month prior to the deadline of each quarter. The grant policies, guidelines, programs, application requirements, and funding decisions are the responsibility of the Board of Trust. These items may be modified by the Board of Trust at any time in its sole discretion.

Online Application Features

  • User Log-In: Create a password, with your email address as a username. If you are applying on behalf of more than one organization, please use separate email addresses for each organization. We will not share your email address with any other organization.
  • Email Confirmation: Your email will be used to confirm that we received your application.
  • Start Now, Finish Later: Your username and password will let you save an in-process application for up to 120 days. As long as you access and change your application at least once every 120 days, the saved application will remain in your file.

Online Application Overview

Employer Identification Number:
To start the application, please provide your organization’s Employer Identification Number. Sample: 39-1234567

Proposals are submitted via our secure online application process. Please only include materials requested by The Trust. Applicants must have a completed profile on GivingMatters™ by the deadline.

Need Help?

Not sure which grant applies to you? Check out Our Eligibility Criteria page to learn more.

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Still have questions?

Visit our FAQ Page to learn more about the application process, eligibility requirements, deadlines and more.

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Beyond Grantmaking

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