ROLLING GRANT PROGRAM
The Don Wood Foundation accepts grant requests on a rolling cycle. This means that you can apply when your project is ready. We ask that you begin working on your grant proposal at least 180 days before you need funding. This gives foundation staff adequate time to meet with you, research your proposal, and ask any follow-up questions. A Program Officer from the foundation will be your point of contact throughout the process.
GRANT GUIDELINES - AUGUST 2023
You can view or print a copy of our Grant Guidelines document here.
- ATTEND A DON WOOD FOUNDATION GRANT WORKSHOP (see additional details below).
Attending a workshop is optional, but highly recommended if you are applying to the foundation for the first time. You can register on Eventbrite here.
- TAKE THE ELIGIBILITY QUIZ AND COMPLETE A GRANT IDEAS FORM IN THE GRANT PORTAL.
If you pass the Eligibility Quiz, you’ll be invited to share up to three project ideas. You can access the Grant Portal here.
- MEET WITH A PROGRAM OFFICER.
Let’s discuss your ideas. Upon submitting your Grant Ideas Form, you’ll be prompted to schedule a meeting with a Program Officer. During this meeting, the Program Officer will evaluate your readiness to submit an application and discuss next steps.
- IF INVITED, SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION.
Following this meeting, you may be invited to submit a formal application. The invitation will be in the form of an email from our grant portal.
- FINAL DECISION.
The Don Wood Foundation Grant Committee will review your application and provide a funding recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Your Program Officer will notify you of the Board's final decision.
At any step during the process, if you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to your Program Officer, or if no one has been identified, contact us at info@DonWoodFoundation.org.
ROLLING GRANT PROGRAM TIMELINE
2023 GRANT WORKSHOPS
During a grant workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the Don Wood Foundation’s grant priorities, meet our Program Officers, and network with others who are doing great work. Workshops are held in person at the Foundation office and are capped at 20 attendees (1 per applicant, please). Sign up here.
- September 13, 2023, at 3 p.m.
- November 7, 2023, at 10 a.m.
- November 9, 2023, at 3 p.m.
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