ROLLING GRANT CYCLE
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 - MAY 2023
You can view or print a copy of our Grant Guidelines document here.
- APPLYING TO THE DON WOOD FOUNDATION? LET’S GET STARTED.
- ATTEND A DON WOOD FOUNDATION GRANT WORKSHOP (see additional details below).
You can register on Eventbrite here.
- COMPLETE A GRANT IDEAS FORM IN THE GRANT PORTAL.
If you pass the Eligibility Quiz, you’ll be invited to share up to 3 project ideas. You can access the Grant Ideas Form here and submit your ideas after completing the Eligibility Quiz.
- MEET WITH A PROGRAM OFFICER.
Let’s discuss your ideas. Upon submitting your LOI - Grant Ideas Form, you’ll be prompted to schedule a meeting with a Program Officer. Please schedule this meeting at least 30 days before you plan to submit an application.
- IF INVITED, SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION.
The invitation to apply will come from an automatically generated email from our grant portal. The Don Wood Foundation Grant Committee will review your application.
- FINAL DECISION.
Your Program Officer will notify you of a final decision following the Don Wood Foundation Board of Trustees meeting.
At any step during the process, if you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out to your contact at the Foundation, or if no one has been identified, contact us at info@DonWoodFoundation.org.
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.
- July 11, 2023, at 3 p.m.
- July 13, 2023, at 10 a.m.
- September 12, 2023, at 10 a.m.
- 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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