Grant Application Process
The Endowment’s funding opportunities are by invitation only.
Our program staff are engaged with their respective campaigns and make every effort to be aware of emerging and ongoing initiatives. The Endowment program managers solicit, or invite, applications from organizations that are advancing the foundation’s programmatic priorities. If your organization is invited to apply, you will receive instructions about using our online application system.
All solicited or invited organizations are e-mailed a link to access our application system.
Proposal Review Process
To be eligible for consideration, a request for funding must include a completed application, required supplementary documents, completed organizational diversity data, and a current GuideStar profile.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application has been successfully submitted.
All potential grantee organizations and their programs are assessed by a program manager who discusses the proposed work with the prospective grantee and determines the organization’s capacity to undertake it.
All proposed grants and written submissions undergo a legal and financial review to ensure eligibility and the financial health of the prospective grantee.
In most cases, we will let you know about the outcome of your application within 6 to 8 weeks. Once a request is approved, grantees receive e-mail notification via TCE’s electronic signature tool DocuSign with a link to the award documents.
Required Supplementary Documents & Information
Initial Grant Payment
Once a grant or contract is approved, the authorized signer for the organization will receive the DocuSign email containing an award letter or award agreement with reporting requirements, a monitoring and/or payment form, and other grant- or contract-related information. The authorized signer should review, sign, and promptly return these documents via DocuSign.
The Endowment issues electronic payments via an ACH credit directly to the grantee’s or consultant’s bank account. In order to process payments, a correct and completed payment form is required. Fees of $0.10-$0.20 may be imposed by the receiving bank for each ACH transaction. Grantees should contact their bank representative for details.
Upon request, The Endowment will issue a paper check that will be mailed via U.S. postal service.