An Overview of Grantmaking at The Trust
Making grants that make a difference requires a good understanding of the problems you're trying to fix, the methods that others have tried and how they've fared, and the capabilities of the organization proposing a program.
We think that experience in the field is also essential. The Trust's staff have all worked for nonprofits in the areas in which they now make grants. This helps them appreciate the complexities of designing projects, translating them into compelling proposals, and competing for the limited amount of money that's available. The Trust must also balance the needs of the City with the charitable intent of our generous donors, who make these grants possible.
Before you apply...
- Read our Guidelines for Grant Applicants. Note that these guidelines do not apply to the grants made from our donor-advised, designated, or scholarship funds.
- The best way to get a good idea of what we are currently funding is to read our Grants Newsletters.
- Look over our recent grants for a quick overview of the organizations and projects that we fund. You can also read about our grants at work online.
- Please check here for current requests for proposals from our special projects. Note that some lists are open, and others are closed.
- Find out how we determine our grants budget. Community foundations like The Trust allocate their money very differently from private foundations.