Applying for a grant begins with a brief letter of inquiry to the Foundation that includes key information about the project. Grant applications are accepted at any time.
Letters of Inquiry
Before submitting a full proposal, we ask that you submit a letter of inquiry of no more than three pages. After a review and evaluation, all requests to the Foundation are processed and answered.
All letters of inquiry should include:
- The name of the sponsoring agency or institution;
- The rationale for and a description of the project;
- The names and qualifications of the persons who will be responsible for the project; and
- An initial budget. For your convenience we have provided a brief form [PDF] to be filled out using your best estimate of expenses.
Due to the large volume of correspondence and our small staff size, the Foundation is unable to critique letters of inquiry that have been declined.
The Foundation can act favorably on relatively few of the nearly three hundred grant requests received each year. Many proposals must be declined even though they are appropriate to the Foundation’s areas of interest and appear to be of merit.
Macy Faculty Scholars
Apply online for the Macy Faculty Scholars program.