Our Letter of Inquiry submission period is now closed.
The 2024 – 2025 grant cycle will open in July, 2024. Please check back early next year for more up-to-date information on our application process.
|General Application Information:|
The Tomberg Family Philanthropies made significant changes to our application process for the 2022 – 2023 grant cycle. The process will be very similar for the 2023 – 2024 cycle.
We are making these changes in order to reduce the amount of time applying organizations spend working on applications that ultimately will not be funded.
In our 2021 – 2022 funding cycle, we received 295 applications and were only able to fund 4% of them. These changes should significantly improve the percentage of projects we are able to support.
In our 2022 – 2023 cycle, we received 85 applications, and were able to fund 15% of them.
|We have developed a Grant Qualification Assessment tool to help you determine if your organization would be a good fit for our grants. Please take the Assessment before you request our support.
** Updated June 29, 2023 **
If you pass the Assessment, you will be provided with a draft list of the Letter of Inquiry questions.
|Any organization considering a grant application should first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to us as described below.|
|All organizations, including those that have received funding from us in the past, must submit LOIs if they want to be considered for funding.|
|Letters of Inquiry and Full Proposals should be submitted using the Foundant grant management system. Click here for instructions.|
|We have prepared two videos to help you better understand how to write strong grant requests. You can find them at https://www.tombergphilanthropies.org/how-to-write-a-better-grant-request/ . These videos are only intended as optional guidance on our grant application process. All of the information that organizations need to submit successful applications can be found in the “Our Grants“ section of our website.|
|July 24, 2023, 9:00 AM PDT||Letter of Inquiry submission period begins.|
|September 8, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT||Letter of Inquiry deadline.|
|September 15, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT||Interim Progress Report due for 2022 Grantees.|
|November 1, 2023||Applicants invited to submit full proposals will be notified by this date.|
|December 8, 2023, 11:59 PM PST||Full proposal submission deadline, if invited.|
|March 31, 2024||Funding notification and receipt of payment, if awarded.|
|April 15, 2024||Final Progress Report due for 2022 Grantees.|
|Letter of Inquiry Instructions:|
|Please follow the instructions on the LiveImpact Letter of Inquiry submission form.|
|Full Proposal Instructions:|
|Please follow the instructions in your full proposal invitation email and on the LiveImpact proposal submission form.|