Submitting a Letter of Inquiry

The first step in the process is to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) to us following the guidelines below. The LOI is a way for us to understand your work, and it can also serve as a basis for further discussion. LOIs are reviewed twice a year, as outlined in Application Deadlines.

We will review your LOI and let you know if it would be appropriate to develop a full proposal for consideration by our board of trustees. Please bear in mind that we are a small foundation, with limited staff capacity, and regret that we are unable to reply to inquiries that are outside of our stated Funding Priorities and Geographic Focus.

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LOI Guidelines

We have recently implemented an online application system. To submit an LOI to us, please log on and apply using the Log On button below. You can preview the LOI application here.

If you are a first-time visitor to our online system, you will need to create a new account to register your organization. Once you have registered, you will be automatically directed to our LOI application form.

Answer the questions on the form paying close attention to the instructions and character limits for each question. Your responses to the questions can be brief. For most sections, a few sentences should suffice. It is recommended that you prepare your narrative responses in MS Word, and then cut and paste the information onto the form.