The deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for a 2018 Discretionary Grant is Friday, November 30th. If approved, applicants will have until Monday, December 10th to submit an application for a 2018 Discretionary Grant. We will begin accepting LOIs for 2019 Discretionary Grants on Monday, December 17th.
The Discretionary Grants program was established to fund certain types of small, time-limited projects and activities that are closely related to our mission, but fall outside our competitive grant program areas. Projects that align well with our Discretionary Grants program typically demonstrate one or more of the following key characteristics:
Our Discretionary Grants program has a two-stage process and a rolling deadline for submission. This allows us and our grantees to move quickly to respond to immediate needs and a dynamic and highly changeable environment. Interested applicants who meet the eligibility requirements below may submit a brief letter of inquiry (LOI) by clicking the orange “Login” button. If approved, applicants will be asked to complete a simple, straightforward application. Please note:
Questions? Review our FAQs or contact Program Officer Kathryn Pierce.
The following characteristics describe eligible organizations:
The following projects are not eligible for funding:
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