HOW TO APPLY

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Review the following to determine which grant process applies to your organization:

  • Current Grant Recipients who have been funded five or more consecutive years by the DEW Foundation must reapply through the LOI process below.
  • Current Grant Recipients who were funded in the most recent funding cycle but not five or more consecutive years may apply for funding after logging into their account. See Grant Application below for further instructions.
  • New Applicants and Returning Applicants who have not received a grant from the DEW Foundation in the previous twelve months should complete the LOI process.

The NEW applicant grant process is composed of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a Grant Application. Current Grant Recipients who have been funded five or more consecutive years must also complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) and a Grant Application.

Please review the Grant Guidelines here and then proceed to the LOI.

LETTER OF INQUIRY (LOI)

Letter of Inquiry (LOI) NEW or Not Funded in Previous Twelve Months or Funded for Five or More Consecutive Years

The LOI is required for new applicants and returning applicants who have not been funded in the previous twelve months or have been funded for five or more consecutive years. The LOI will be reviewed and you will receive an email with instructions to complete the grant application or a denial. 

The LOI must be submitted online.  A paper LOI will not be accepted. After creating a new account click on Apply in the left-hand corner of the webpage to begin the LOI process.

The LOI must be submitted by August 1 to be considered in the fall board meeting. After clicking on the link below, create an account and password. Click on Apply in the left hand corner of the webpage. Follow instructions to submit an LOI.

Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional assistance.

You are welcome to contact the DEW Foundation office  if additional assistance is required.

Submit an LOI

GRANT APPLICATION

Grant applications must be completed online. Paper applications will not be accepted. Grantees who have been funded five or more consecutive years by the DEW Foundation must reapply using the LOI process above.

Grantees that were funded in the previous twelve months and not funded for five or more consecutive years should click here as a returning applicant. Once logged in, click on Apply in the left hand corner of the web page to begin the process. It is marked as follows: The DEW Foundation Grant Program – Returning Applicants 

Grant applications are due by September 15 for consideration in the fall board meeting.  The DEW Foundation generally meets one time each year.

As part of the application or evaluation process, an on-site visit may be requested and conducted.  You will be notified ahead of time if that is required.

Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for additional assistance.

You are welcome to contact the DEW Foundation office if additional assistance is required.

How to apply