Impacting Families in Our Communities

Our Grantmaking

Important Dates

Responsive Grantmaking Deadline (Cycle 2)

Application Requirements
We encourage you to review our grantmaking strategy as our funding priorities have shifted. We are only accepting applications to our Responsive Grantmaking program from applicants whose work:

• Has family-focused outcomes*
• Aligns with our mission and vision
• Falls within our grantmaking areas
• Falls within our geographies

*All proposals must first be family-focused. Only applications that seek to improve outcomes for families will be considered.

Application Process 

Cycle  Applications Become Available Applications Will Be Due Grant Term
1 January 15, 2018 March 5, 2018 June 2018 - June 2019
2 July 16, 2018 September 7, 2018 Dec. 2018 - Dec. 2019

We encourage you to contact our staff to discuss your funding request prior to your proposal submission.

Before starting your application, determine which type of grant to apply for (capacity buildingprogram, or general operating). Be sure to also review our Responsive Grantmaking resources (below) and our online grants management system login instructions. 

Our application process begins with an eligibility quiz. If you pass the quiz, you may submit a proposal, budget, and Activity Plan through our grants management system.

Submit your request by midnight (in your organization's time zone) on the deadline date. 


Selected organizations will be invited by phone or email to schedule a site visit with Foundation family members and staff within 30 days of the application deadline. The actual site visit may not take place for several weeks. 

If you still have questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions. 

Responsive Grantmaking Resources 

[The webinar presentation begins at 00:55.] In this webinar, staff review the Foundation's history, grantmaking strategy, and online application process. 

January 23, 2018 Responsive Grantmaking Webinar Resources:

Webinar Slides
Webinar Questions & Answers
Grants Management System Login Instructions
Capacity Building Proposal Questions and Activity Plan Sample
Program Support Proposal Questions and Activity Plan Sample
Operating Support Proposal Questions and Activity Plan Sample

Responsive Grantmaking Activity Plan Resources  

[The webinar presentation begins at 02:50.] In this webinar, staff review the Foundation's Activity Plan, a resource to be used by grantees to track activities and report on progress.

February 13, 2018 Activity Plan Webinar Resources: