Grant Application Guidelines

Applicants should review funding interests before submitting a Letter of Inquiry.

If, upon review of a Letter of Inquiry, the Foundation invites a Grant Application, instructions will then be provided.


A Letter of Inquiry should address the following on not more than two pages:

  1. organization description
  2. proposed program description
  3. objectives
  4. anticipated outcomes
  5. evaluation measures
  6. budget and amount to be requested from the Foundation
  7. timeline
  8. other funding sources
  9. if the applicant is an environmental group, a description of any public position taken on national population concerns

Applicants should submit one copy to John F. Rohe, Vice President-Philanthropy in Microsoft Word format by e-mail (preferred) or mail.

A separate Letter of Inquiry must be submitted for each program. A Letter of Inquiry need not be sent for a project previously funded by the Foundation.