If you answered yes to all three questions, your organization is eligible to apply for a grant. Please note that our Trust Agreement does not permit us to offer grants to individuals.
Applications are considered throughout the year and may be submitted at any time.
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.
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 three 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 at the bottom of this page.
If your mailed grant application will not fit through a standard mail slot, please us the tracking code. It is not necessary to require a signature. We acknowledge all grant applications.