Apply for Funding

The Graham Foundation accepts full proposals by invitation only. To be considered, applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). After reviewing these and conducting additional research, we will invite select organizations to submit a full application.

September 15 was the deadline to submit an LOI for consideration this fall. We will begin accepting LOI’s for the spring 2018 cycle on February 1, 2018. 

Application Process

Step 1: Sign in to our online application portal. The first time you visit the portal, select ‘New Online Applicant’ below the ‘Email’ field, and create an account.

Note that the link to the online application portal will be available on February 1, 2018. 

Step 2: After signing in, follow the instructions to complete and submit a Letter of Intent. 

Step 3: If invited, submit a full application. After reviewing letters of intent and conducting additional research, we will notify applicants about next steps. We do not accept unsolicited applications.


Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.


2017-2018 Grants Calendar


September 1, 2017     Letter of Intent due
September 15, 2017   Select organizations will be invited to apply
October 9, 2017          Full application due
November 30, 2017    Grant recipients notified



March 2, 2018             Letter of Intent due
March 15, 2018           Select organizations will be invited to apply
April 6, 2018                Full application due
May 31, 2018              Grant recipients notified



We will work with each grantee to determine appropriate feedback and reporting for each grant.


Additional questions? Feel free to contact us at any time.



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