Our Passion

  • Families
  • Education
  • Community


Our foundation was formed to see the revitalization of communities by partnering with organizations, programs, and projects that support growth of individuals and the culture of the world we live in.

We are dedicated to empowering people by creating relationships that promote impact for good. We support qualifying charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong connection between their missions, programs, and/or projects and one or more of the following values:


Strengthening organizations that influence positive impact.


Learning environments that enhance the development of the whole person.


Supporting programs that empower the family unit.

``For I know the plans I have for you,`` declares the LORD, ``plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.``

Jeremiah 29:11


The Hagerman Foundation Guidelines

The Hagerman Foundation makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. Please review the following guidelines prior to applying.

Grants of $10,000 or Less

• Create an Account in the Online Grant Manager
• Complete grant application
• You will be notified within 90 days of application submission of grant approval or denial

Click here to go directly to the Online Grant Manager

Grants of $10,000 or More

• Create an Account in the Online Grant Manager
• Submit a Letter of Inquiry
• You will be notified with an invitation or declination to complete a Full  Grant Proposal online
• After receiving an invitation for Full Grant Proposal, you will return to the Online Grant Manager and complete a Full Grant Proposal

Click here to go to Online Grant Manager

Letter of Inquiry

Grant of $10,000 or more require a Letter of Inquiry, using our Online Grant Manager.

You will be asked to provide the following for completion of LOI:

  • Purpose and history of the organization
  • Goals, objectives, and population served by the project for which funding is being sought
  • Current status of the project (i.e. date established and anticipated duration)
  • Organization’s annual budget and detailed project budget with amount requested

Please submit your LOI at least 4 months before your proposed project start date.

Full Grant Proposals

Full Grant Proposals will be received by invitation only.

Please keep in mind, the foundation invites more proposals than it can fund, therefore an invitation for a Full Grant Proposal is not necessarily an indication of guaranteed support. To be considered, the proposal must be complete, including all uploaded attachments.

The information provided for completion of the LOI will automatically upload in your application for Full Grant Proposal. You will be asked to provide detailed information for the following:

  • General project information
  • Financial information for the project and organization
  • Narrative
  • Personnel
  • Collaborations
  • Budget


Getting to Know You

Prior to awarding grants we want to fully understand the vision, goals, projects, and current budgets of the organizations we align ourselves with. We believe true impact comes through relationships and empowering those who are truly doing the work that creates progressive change. As we read the Full Grant Proposals organizations are likely to hear from us for more information, site visits, or simply meeting for coffee.

Other Questions

We encourage you to read our FAQ page before beginning the application process.

If you have additional questions you can contact Beck Foerster by email at bfoerster@thehagermanfoundation.org

Application FAQ and Grant Checklist

Applying for a grant with The Hagerman Foundation has two processes, depending on the size of the grant requested. More detailed information can be found in the guideline sections of our website.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa

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