New applicants and previous grantees, please review this section in its entirety for information regarding our new application and review process.
The Foundation is no longer accepting unsolicited proposals.
You may submit the following pre-application form to alert us to your desire for support from the Foundation. Completed pre-applications should be e-mailed to the following address: email@example.com. (Please note that this e-mail address is for pre-application submission only; all other correspondence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Each pre-application inquiry will receive an automatic reply confirming receipt.
A committee of Board and staff will review pre-applications and determine the small minority which will be advanced for submission and consideration of a full proposal. You will receive notification of your status within 30 days of the pre-application submission deadline date. Please understand that we receive far more inquiries than we could possibly fund, and we are unable to fund many compellingly worthy programs within our evolving areas of strategic interest.
Pre-application Deadline Dates
Please review the following pre-application deadline dates prior to your submission.
Fall Funding Cycle: pre-applications accepted August 15 - September 1
Grants awarded in late December
Winter Funding Cycle: pre-applications accepted November 15 - December 1
Grants awarded late March
Spring Funding Cycle: pre-applications accepted March 15 - April 1
Grants awarded late June
Pre-applications received outside of these submission dates will not be retained for consideration.
As part of our review process, we may request a meeting or site visit. These occur at our initiative and only after having received a full proposal. We caution that site visits should not be interpreted as an indication of likely support.
With rare exceptions, we do not make grants to: individuals or to other than publicly recognized charities; endowment or building campaigns; sectarian religious programs; and individual scholarships or fellowships. First-time grants for K-12 arts-in-education programs and K-12 environmentally focused science and math programs are currently geographically restricted to the New York City metropolitan area.