Does DEW Foundation require a letter of inquiry (LOI) be submitted before a formal proposal?

Yes, an LOI must be submitted first. Foundation staff may then request a proposal after reviewing an organization’s LOI.
All new applicants and returning applicants who have been funded for five or more consecutive years must submit an LOI first. If the LOI is approved, you will receive further instructions to complete a grant application. Visit the “HOW TO APPLY” page to determine which form you need to submit.

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