Please note that the trust does not make grants to individuals.
We read and consider applications from anywhere in California. However, our grantmaking is focused in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. We don’t want to discourage qualified applicants, but if your grantwriting resources are limited, you may wish to take this into consideration.
When to Apply
Applications are considered throughout the year and may be submitted at any time.
The Trust is not able to fund all of the proposals it receives. Accordingly, organizations that have not previously received a grant from the Trust are encouraged to submit a Letter of Inquiry before devoting the resources necessary to prepare a formal grant application.
The application form includes submission instructions. You may submit your application by email (preferred), or by mail. If submitting by mail, please send four complete copies of your application, including all attachments and exhibits with each copy. Please use the application form for the current year, which you may download below.
If using a mail private carrier (FedEx, UPS, etc.) please email the tracking code to let us know it is coming. It is not necessary to require a signature. We acknowledge all grant applications.
Please read all sections above before downloading the grant application.