Getting Started

The first step in the process is to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) to us, following the guidelines posted here.


Please do not submit a full proposal without first being invited by our staff to do so. Decisions on LOIs are conveyed at least one month before the proposal deadline to allow invited applicants sufficient time to prepare their full proposals.

Our trustees meet twice a year to review proposals, typically in August and December, and we inform applicants of funding decisions shortly thereafter.


If we deny your proposal for funding, please wait one year from the date of your original proposal application to submit a new request to us.

For consideration in 2023:

Please revisit our website at the beginning of the year for deadlines.

The dates for submission of LOIs
and proposals are as follows:

Round I Grants

  1. LOIs accepted: 15 February to 28 March 2022

  2. Proposal deadline: 23 May 2022

  3. Funding decisions: August 2022

Round II Grants

  1. LOIs accepted: 5 July to 14 August 2022

  2. Proposal deadline: 17 October 2022

  3. Funding decisions: January 2023