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Although we make most of our competitive grants year-round, we periodically issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or seek Letters of Interest (LOIs) for special grantmaking programs. Sometimes the opportunity is closed; for example, the RFP is mailed to a selected list of nonprofits; others are open for any nonprofit that wishes to apply.

  1. The National and International Environment Program starts the process with an LOI, which can be submitted through the Grants Portal during three-week windows each fall (late September) and winter (late February). The LOI Submission Window is open until March 17, 2021. These LOIs should be no more than four pages and include a description of the project, proposed activities, and a preliminary budget.
  2. The annual Arts Capacity Building RFP is suspended this year to afford greater flexibility in the submission and review of related proposals. For 2021, eligible arts groups may apply for capacity-building support through The Trust’s ongoing competitive grants program (RFP available here). As in prior years, requests should focus on discrete projects that take place over a two- or three-year period and should not exceed $150,000. Development/fundraising and capital projects are not permitted.

RFP and LOI OPPORTUNITIES

The National and International Environment Program starts the process with an LOI, which can be submitted through the Grants Portal until March 17, 2021.

Please visit our Grants Portal for information on other opportunities.