Step 1: Eligibility and Timelines

If your project aligns with one of the focus areas described in What We Fund, and you wish to apply for a Responsive Grant or Capacity Building Grant; your first step is to review the material on this page. Be sure your organization and project meet the eligibility requirements and that you can work within the grant cycle timelines.

Eligibility Requirements

Any applicant organization must:


Grant awards are available for a 12-month period.

Responsive & Capacity-Building Program Grant cycles are typically as follows:

  • Fall Cycle
    • Applications Open June 15
    • Application due August 1 at 11:59pm
    • Cycle runs November 1 through October 31
    • Final Status Reports due by November 30 of following year
  • Spring Cycle
    • Applications Open December 15
    • Application due February 1
    • Cycle runs May 1 through April 30
    • Final Status Reports due by May 31 of following year

COAR Grants are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Improved Economic Mobility grants are invitation only.