Once grantseekers are invited to submit, an application to the Foundation must consist of the following: organization & contact info, background information, specific request, and financial information.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying:
Letters sent to the Foundation that propose projects outside of the guidelines are immediately declined. Projects falling within the guidelines receive additional review, and a full proposal may be subsequently requested. The Foundation will respond to all grant requests in a timely manner. However, given the large number of grant proposals that the Foundation receives, we cannot promise responses within a specific time frame. Grant proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis. Since the Foundation receives more proposals than it can fund, please do not interpret a request for a proposal as a guarantee of support.
Foundation staff work with grantseekers and partner organizations to define meaningful measurement of program effectiveness and a plan and timeline for reporting.
Within each of our focus areas, the C.E. and S. Foundation is working to engage and deploy its resources for the most impact.
Invitation to Apply:
Before a grant proposal is submitted, the Foundation requests that organizations first contact the Program Director to discuss the particulars of the project and the ways in which it fits the Foundation guidelines. The Foundation's staff makes it a practice to consult with representatives of organizations seeking possible partnership and support. Please note that the Foundation can only grant to organizations with a 501(c)3 tax status.