Impacting Families in Our Communities

For Grant Seekers

Important Dates

2018 Grant Deadlines will be Announced

Submit a Letter of Inquiry

The Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from tax exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, government entities and religious organizations.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to review the Foundation’s grantmaking program descriptions and guidelines prior to completing the LOI form. Requests must address how families will participate and benefit from the program supported by the request. Strong family outcomes must be an essential element of the request.

2017 LOI Submission Deadlines
Cycle 1 - February 6, 2017 (Funding Decision: June 2017)
Cycle 2 - August 1, 2017 (Funding Decision: December 2017)

2018 LOI Submission Deadlines
Cycle 1 & 2 - These dates will become available in January 2018. 

Tips for LOI Submission and Notification

  • The Foundation will accept LOIs through its (new) online grants management system.
  • All applicants must create an account to access the LOI forms and apply. You will be prompted to set up a username and password. Please use your email address for your user name and select a password of your choice. Save your username and password for future reference. 
  • Requests from departments or programs of major hospitals, universities, etc. must be submitted by the development/foundation relations office of the institution. 
  • The Foundation offers three types of grants: Capacity Building, Special Projects and Operating Support. Only one request per organization can be accepted. Select only one type of grant on the Application page.
  • The application includes questions that are required to complete your LOI. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
  • Once logged into the application, follow the instructions online to fill out the grant application. Save your information often.
  • Applications must be submitted by the due date. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to the primary contact after the application is submitted.
  • The status of LOIs received will be communicated via email or phone call within 45 days after the LOI due date.

Contact Symone McClain, Vice President at (216) 831-4134 if you have questions about the LOI process or completing the online application form.

To start your online LOI request, click below.