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Apply – use when LOIs close (check Renewal process – still a thing?)

Anyone interested in applying for a grant must first submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) via our online system.*

LOIs are not currently being accepted; they will be accepted December 4, 2020 – January 15, 2021.

We only accept LOIs via our online system. Any physically mailed inquiries or requests will be rejected.

WHAT IS AN LOI?

An LOI is a brief summary of the work for which you are seeking funding. If the Board believes a full proposal is warranted, you will receive an invitation to submit a full grant application; invitations to apply will be sent four weeks after the LOI deadline.

HOW CAN I SUBMIT AN LOI?

To submit an LOI, access our online system. If you don’t have an account, you will need to first create one. Once you log in, if LOIs are being accepted you will be able to preview the LOI form, fill it out, save your work in process, and submit your completed form. If your organization has received funding from the Foundation in the past, you will also be able to view past grants.

*LOI EXCEPTIONS ARE GIVEN TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT
    1. received a Cycle 1, 2020 grant and
    2. want to apply for funding for the same work as proposed in the original application for that grant

Organizations that fulfill these two requirements do not need to submit an LOI and may instead submit a Renewal application during the same period that LOIs are being accepted (December 4 – January 15).

If your organization received a Cycle 1, 2020 grant from the Foundation but wants to apply for funding for work that differs from that grant, the standard LOI process must be followed.

If you are unsure whether to submit an LOI or a Renewal application, please contact Deborah Mueller, 713-529-7612 for guidance.

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