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Apply for Funding

The foundation normally has two grant cycles per year. We may not necessarily fund in all our program areas in any cycle. Application to the program area of “Infrastructure and Communications Support to the Climate Movement” is by invitation only.

Generally, our open grant cycle is a two-step process. The first step is submitting an initial two-page Letter of Inquiry (LOI). If the LOI is selected for the second step, applicants will be invited to submit a lengthier and more labor-intensive Full Proposal.

The autumn 2020 grant cycle will open on August 26, 2020 and the first step Letter of Inquiry (LOI) round will close at midnight on September 18, 2020. This cycle will be open to LOIs in the “Cultural Resilience and Global Leadership under the Conditions of Environmental Breakdown” area.

Your questions and concerns are important to us. If you have reviewed “What We Fund,” “What We Do Not Fund,” and “Applying for Funding” and you still have questions, please email grants@vkrf.org or call 212-812-4271. Please note we cannot respond to commercial solicitations or to funding inquiries that clearly fall outside the foundation’s stated program areas.

What We Fund
What We Do Not Fund
Guidelines for Submitting Letters of Inquiry
Guidelines for Submitting Full Proposals
Guidelines for Submitting Reports