Proposal Guidelines

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

January-April

Cycle One

Timeline

  • Letters of Inquiry due
    January 1
  • Invitations for full grant proposals
    or
  • Letter of Initial declinations
    January 15
  • Full grant proposals due
    February 15
  • Notification of award or declination
    April 15

May-August

Cycle Two

Timeline

  • Letters of Inquiry due
    May 1
  • Invitations for full grant proposals
    May 15
  • Letter of Initial declinations
    May 15
  • Full grant proposals due
    June 15
  • Notification of award or declination
    August 15

Sept-Dec

Cycle Three

Timeline

  • Letter of Inquiry due
    September 1
  • Invitations for full grant proposal
    September 15
  • Letter of initial declinations
    September 15
  • Full grant proposal due
    October 15
  • Notification of award or declination
    December 15

  • Create an account in the Online Grant Manager
  • Complete grant application
  • Complete the following information:
    • Mission, history, and overview of organization
    • Project description
    • Define success in 3 measurable goals and describe how each will be evaluated
    • Personnel and collaborations
    • Budget uploads: organization’s current operating budget, project budget with requested amounts, most recent income and expense statement and a recent balance sheet.
  • Grant approval or denial notification will be received within 90 days
  • Create an account in the Online Grant Manager
  • Complete the following information for the letter of inquiry (LOI)
    • Mission, history, and overview of organization
    • Goals, objectives, and the population served by the project for which funding is being sought.
    • Status of project
    • Budget Uploads: organization’s current operating budget and project budget with requested amounts
  • Invitation to complete a full grant proposal or declination will be received within 30 days
  • Complete the additional information for the full grant proposal
    • Project description
    • Define success in 3 measurable goals and describe how each will be evaluated
    • Personnel and collaborations
    • Budget uploads: organization’s most recent income and expense report and a recent balance sheet
  • Grant approval or denial notification will be received with 90 days

Letter of Inquiry – $10,000 or more

Grant of $10,000 or more require a letter of inquiry (LOI) using our Online Grant Manager. Please submit your LOI at least 4 months before your proposed project start date.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Mission, history, and overview of organization
  • Goals, objectives, and population served by the project for which funding is being sought
  • Status of project
  • Budget uploads: organization’s current operating budget and project budget with requested amounts

Full Grant Proposals – $10,000 or more

Full grant proposals will be received by invitation only. To be considered, the proposal must be complete, including all uploaded attachments.

Please keep in mind that, 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.

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:

  • Project description
  • Define success in 3 measurable goals and how they will be evaluated
  • Personnel and collaborations
  • Budget Uploads: organization’s current operating budget, project budget with requested amounts, most recent income and expense sheet and a recent balance sheet

Getting to Know You

Prior to awarding grants we want to fully understand the vision, goals, projects, and current budgets of prospective partner organizations. 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 Becky Foerster at bfoerster@thehagermanfoundation.org