Apply for a Grant


Letter of Inquiry Deadlines:

No upcoming dates in 2022

Grant Application Deadlines:

No upcoming dates in 2022

Board Meetings & Grant Awards:

No upcoming dates in 2022

*Signifies grant awards

The Richard S. Shineman Foundation makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. Please read the step-by-step instructions below before beginning an application.

How to Apply for A Grant

Step 1: See If Your Grant Request Is Eligible

Before you apply please review what we support and our criteria & policies.

Step 2: Contact Us Before Applying

Organizations seeking grants or wishing to explore possible projects must contact us to discuss your organization and grant proposal prior to applying. After the initial discussion, you will receive instructions on how to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

Step 3: Submit a Letter of Inquiry

A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System by the appropriate LOI deadline. If the proposal meets the stated guidelines and priorities of the Foundation, the organization will be asked to schedule a meeting with the executive director and/or office administrator to further discuss the proposal.

Step 4: Submit Your Grant Application

If invited, a Grant Application must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System by the appropriate grant round deadline. Grant Application instructions will be sent to the applicant. Applicants will be notified following a board meeting whether their application has been approved (and at what funding amount) or denied.

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How We Make Our Final Grant Decisions

Your grant application and funding request are reviewed by the Foundation's Executive Director. During this process, our staff may contact you for more information. Final Grant Decisions are made by the Board of Directors, typically within 6-7 weeks after the application deadline, at the next scheduled Board Meeting.

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