Initial contact should be made by telephone, 410-933-0384, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. In this way the Foundation can determine whether the application fits within the scope of the trustees’ interest.
Please do not submit a Letter of Inquiry or Grant Application without first receiving approval from foundation staff. Unsolicited applications are not reviewed.
The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations primarily in Harford County, Maryland.
Many nonprofits provide services to residents of the jurisdiction but are located outside of the specific area. We do not fund organizations, including past grantees, that are physically located outside of Harford County.
The Foundation will not consider inquiries or applications from any nonprofit more than once every 12 months and limited to one application.
Organizations receiving multi-year funding may not re-apply until the grant is completed.
An organization cannot apply for funding until the post grant form is completed and accepted by the foundation.
After receiving Pre-Approval, a Letter of Inquiry can be submitted.
You will be contacted following the board meeting as to whether or not a Grant Application will be accepted.
Generally, a site visit will be scheduled after a Grant Application is submitted.
Foundation staff is available to meet with nonprofit representatives prior to or after a Letter of Inquiry is accepted.
Communicating with individual trustees about your application is discouraged. Please direct questions and other communications to the executive director at 410-933-0384 or email@example.com.
Please submit your Letter of Inquiry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your application should be completed using the online Grant Application.
The LOI and Grant Application are two separate processes.
When the Foundation receives your LOI, our Screening Committee will review it. Within 72 hours after their meeting, you will be notified as to whether or not to proceed with a Grant Application.
If we request a Grant Application it will be reviewed by the Board. You will be notified no later than 72 hours after the meeting of the Board’s decision
All steps of the grant process are detailed under How To Apply for a Grant.