Frequently Asked Questions

These are some questions people frequently ask about our grantmaking priorities, philosophy and process. You may find the information you're looking for here. If not, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Click here to meet our Community Investment team and get their contact information.

Who can apply for funding?

Why do our inclusion policies/practices have to align with yours?

What is the Community Foundation investing in?

How are funding requests evaluated?

What are you looking for in my funding request?

How do I apply for a grant?

When can I submit a funding request?

How many grant cycles are there?

What is a letter of inquiry?

Can I talk to someone on your team before I fill out my letter of inquiry?

Can I request a grant from a specific fund?

How often can I apply?

What do I do if I have another idea or need?

Do you provide multi-year funding?

How long does the grant process take?

Why the team approach?

Who decides if my grant request will be funded or not?

Do you fund staffing?

Do you provide emergency funding?

Do you only fund education projects?

What if you can't fund my project?

How do I apply for the Women's Education Coalition grant?

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