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

  • Deadline to Apply
    January 1
    • Invitations for full grant proposals
      January 15
        • Notification of award or declination
          April 15

May-August

Cycle Two

Timeline

      • Deadline to Apply
        May 1
      • Invitations for full grant proposals
        May 15
      • Notification of award or declination
        August 15

Sept-Dec

Cycle Three

Timeline

      • Deadline to Apply
        September 1
      • Invitations for full grant proposal
        September 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
        • What will success look like for proposed grant (intended impact on community)?
        • 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
        • What will success look like for proposed grant (intended impact on community)?
        • 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 – More than $10,000

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 – More than $10,000

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
      • What will success look like for proposed grant (intended impact on community)?
      • 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 bgaskin@hagermans.org