Apply for Funding

The foundation has an invitation-only application process and invites proposals from potential grantees based on priorities and criteria set by the foundation’s Trustees. We do not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals, but program staff is happy to actively engage with actors within the thematic field in which we are funding.

The foundation normally has two grant cycles per year. We may not necessarily fund in all our program areas in any cycle.

Unless otherwise noted in the Request for Proposals, prospective grantees who have been invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry or Full Proposal should follow the specific application format outlined here:

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

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 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.

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