Step 4 – Download the Letter of Introduction template for a preview of the fields you will need to complete through our online grants management portal. This is a structured document with required fields; it is not freeform.
Returning grantseekers, please note that while you can copy and paste answers from last year, prompts for certain questions have changed. Take time to read each question thoroughly to ensure that you provide complete answers.
LOI Template (English)
LOI Template (Español)
Step 5 – Register for a Q&A Session
Potential applicants are invited to learn more by attending one of our upcoming informational Q&A sessions. Each information session will provide an overview of the application process, the Foundation’s funding priorities for 2023, and time for questions.
Step 6 - Request a meeting with a Program Officer
This meeting is a 30 minute to 1 hour opportunity to establish a relationship with the Community Foundation, share details of your work, and brainstorm ideas for a potential grant request. This conversation will be considered along with your Letter of Introduction.
Step 7 - Submit a Letter of Introduction (LOI)
Refer to aforementioned videos and LOI template for detailed instructions.
Step 8 - Submit a Full Application (by Invitation Only)
If you are invited to submit a Full Application, the form will be accessible in the online grant system, and your program officer will contact you with guidance.
Submitting a Community Impact Application
Application Question List - Program
Application Question List - Operating
Application Question List - Policy Systems
Tips for Completing the 2023 Community Impact Application
Submit a midyear and final report.
Grantees must submit a midyear and a final report within the online grants system. Results should align with the outcomes described in your original full application.
Reports will be shorter and more condensed this year than in years past. Community Impact Officers will contact you with guidance and important dates."