The Foundation Board classifies and reviews grant proposals according to the nature of recipient organizations (rather than according to the purpose of each grant). Requests for funding should be received by the Foundation office by the following submission deadlines:

  • Educational and research organizations both public and private, from early childhood through university level (proposals due March 15)
  • Environment, civic and community enhancement and other organizations not covered in other categories (due June 15)
  • Arts and culture organizations dedicated to performing arts, visual arts, historic preservation, cross-cultural education and related (due September 15)
  • Health, safety and wellness organizations including youth organizations, senior citizen centers, dependency and prevention programs and related (due December 15)


Education organizations, March 15


Includes K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, scholarship funds through intermediary organizations


Environment, civic & community enhancement organizations, June 15


Includes environmental and ecological groups, justice and law, housing and urban renewal, neighborhood or community-based groups, state and local government agencies


Culture and arts organizations, September 15


Includes theaters, dance groups, orchestras, operas, museums, arts councils, cultural centers, halls of fame, heritage foundations and nonacademic libraries


Health, welfare and social service organizations, December 15


Includes national health and human service agencies, hospitals, senior service centers, agencies for youth (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs)