While the Foundation will continue to invest modestly in direct services annually, we believe that successfully improving results associated with our strategic priorities requires a more diverse range of investments. Given this, we anticipate that the bulk of our giving will support a more diverse portfolio of grant making, including investments in place-based initiatives, capacity building, research, evaluation and policy advocacy.
Apart from specifically announced requests for proposals, the Foundation does not generally fund unsolicited proposals. However, organizations that wish to bring specific ideas to our attention are welcome to send a brief (1-2 pages maximum) description of the idea for review by Foundation staff. The description should include the issue you are seeking to address, your approach (including rationale) and cost of implementation. Please email brief proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.