Proposal Review Process and Timeframes:
The C.E. and S. Foundation invites and reviews proposals for funding on a quarterly basis. Our team works closely with grantseekers to guide them through our processes so that timeframes for proposal submission and board review are clear. Since the Foundation receives more proposals than it can fund, please do not interpret the invitation to submit 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.
Inquiring About Partnership:
Understanding that fund development requires a significant investment of an organization’s resources, we encourage potential partners not to submit unsolicited proposals.
To inquire about partnership with the Foundation, you may contact us through this online form and share a brief description of your work. We do our best to respond to inquiries in a timely manner and ask for your patience as our small team also works to maintain strong relationships with our existing partners.
When we see a promising match between proposed work and the Foundation’s grantmaking strategy, we may invite a grantseeker to submit a proposal for funding. We accept proposals electronically through an online portal. If you are invited to submit a proposal, a member of our team will provide you with information to access the portal.
Our grant application requests applicants describe proposed projects/initiatives in terms of:
Questions to Consider Before Inquiring about Funding:
The C.E. and S. Foundation’s grantmaking is largely focused on Louisville, Kentucky – and a few other communities with connection to the Foundation – to support individuals to become resilient and prepared for opportunities to engage and thrive. We invest in:
Within each of our focus areas, the C.E. and S. Foundation looks to invest in leaders, strategies, and programs to have the greatest impact in support of our grantmaking strategy. We are especially interested in projects that emphasize the following dimensions: