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, 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. Future grant applications will not be considered until the 12-month grant period is completed and the final status report has been received and approved by our staff.  Grant cycles are typically as follows:

  • Fall Cycle (Application due August 1; cycle runs November 1 through October 31)
  • Spring Cycle (Application due February 1; cycle runs May 1 through April 30)