Our Letter of Inquiry submission period is now open.
The deadline to submit your LOI is September 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.
The following is a description of our grants. Please read this before requesting support.
|The Tomberg Family Philanthropies only makes grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States and certain government entities or public institutions in the United States such as public schools and universities. We fund projects worldwide that are run by these organizations.|
|Our grants normally range from $5,000 to $15,000.|
|We support projects in the areas of education, the environment, health and poverty alleviation.|
|Due to the limited size and number of our grants, we normally are not able to support ongoing operations of existing programs. We look for funding opportunities such as pilot programs, support of new programs, capacity building, evaluations, Etc. that allow us to make a larger difference with limited funds than would be possible otherwise.|
|We normally can only offer support for up to three years for each program we fund.|
|In most cases, we initially will make grants to support individual projects only. We generally will not make grants to fund the general operational expenses of non-profit organizations. After the first year, if continued funding is approved, a portion of the grants may be designated for capacity building efforts.|
|We do not make grants to religious organizations or to fund projects run by religious organizations.|
|In our 2018 – 2019 funding cycle, we were able to fund approximately 4.18% of the organizations that submitted Letters of Inquiry to us.|