We can help
What types of requests are not funded?
We are unable to support:
- Requests outside of our focus areas
- For-profit organizations
- Endowment funds
How do I apply?
Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our website between December 15th and February 15th or between June 15th and August 15th. If we are interested in your proposal, an invitation to submit an application will be sent. See our Grant Applications web page for more information.
May I submit more than one letter of inquiry? How often may I apply?
Organizations are limited to a single letter of inquiry per year, though a letter may contain more than one request. We prefer, however, that letters propose the project with the most pressing need.
When will I know whether or not I may submit an application?
Depending on the application cycle, we will send an email by March 1st or September 1st with the results of our review.
If invited, how much time do I have to complete the application?
For the spring cycle, applicants should expect to hear from the foundation during the first week of March regarding the status of your request. For the fall cycle, applicants will hear the first week of September.
When will funding decisions be made?
Funding decisions are made in May and November.
I started a letter of inquiry through your website, but when I returned to the link to complete it, it was blank.
The letter of inquiry link will always begin a new letter of inquiry. To return to a letter of inquiry in process, use the link in the automatic email generated when you set up your account. This link is also available on the application page.
I pulled up my letter of inquiry through my account page but it’s not showing most recent version. I know I saved it. What happened?
It may be a cache issue. Delete your temporary internet files and try again. This link may be helpful: www.bnl.gov/itd/webapps/browsercache.asp
I do not have all of the required documents in an electronic format. How can I submit them?
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send instructions.
Can I just email my letter of inquiry?
No, we will only accept letters completed through our online process..