Grants are awarded to eligible organizations that align to our Donors’ Investment Framework and demonstrate the potential for impact. Requests for programs, buildings and capital assets, technology, capacity building, systems change, general operations, endowments and applied research are considered.



To submit an application, organizations must first register and create an account on the online portal. After the one-time registration is accepted, the application process can start.



The application process starts with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) accessed by clicking on the New Application button in the online portal.

  • There is continuous intake of LOIs.
  • The request and its alignment to a Donor priority should be clearly described.
  • Applicants are assigned program staff who conduct a preliminary review of the LOI within 30 days of submission.
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If the LOI is of interest, the applicant may be invited to submit a full application.

  • Program staff are available for consultation throughout the application process.
  • The questions in the application are intentionally general and without word limits.
  • Requests should be clear and comprehensive, describing:
    • The what, how, who, why and when of the effort for which funds are being requested.
    • The target population to be served.
    • The research, practice or theory of change informing a well-designed plan.
    • Measurable outputs and outcomes with the potential for impact.
    • How the effort connects to the Donors’ Investment Framework.
  • Budgetary information provided must be accurate and supported throughout the application.



Submitted applications are subject to a competitive review process and each request is considered by multiple reviewers. Successful applicants can expect to receive a grant agreement within 120 days from the date of final submission of the full application. Actual timing will depend on a number of factors including volume of requests under consideration at any given time. Applicants are strongly encouraged to work within any suggested timelines received from program staff. Grant agreements are developed in consultation with the successful applicant and are intended to meet the objectives of both the applicant and the Donor. Requests of $10,000 or less may be considered and processed on an expedited basis.