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Grant & Strategic Initiatives: Apply

The Foundation has an online application system. All applicants will first be asked to submit a letter of inquiry (please submit the LOI well in advance of the proposal deadline). Within two weeks, you will receive a response from the Foundation.

If you are invited to submit a full proposal, please log in with the same email and password and proceed with the Standard Grant Application. You will be asked to submit:

  • a cover letter, which includes an executive summary and the amount and use of funds requested
  • a one-sentence program description
  • program rationale and purpose
  • program goals, anticipated outcomes, and plans for evaluation
  • implementation strategy and timetable
  • plans for outreach, dissemination, and follow up
  • a detailed program budget (including identification of other potential or secured funding sources)
  • a brief description of the organization
  • a list of the organization’s board of directors
  • organizational budget
  • the organization’s most recent financial statement
  • IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter
  • any other additional information you feel may be useful to the Foundation.

Most fields require that the information be typed or pasted into text boxes with a certain character limit (most fields allow 4,000 characters, which equals about one and a half typed pages). Other fields give you the option of uploading a document, spreadsheet, or PDF file. Should you experience any technical difficulties or have any questions about the online application procedures, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


*PLEASE NOTE: The Jackson Foundation does not fund overhead or indirect costs for colleges and universities.*


Apply Online

Apply online now or for additional information about the Foundation’s application procedures, please call or email.

Grant and Strategic Initiative Decisions

Proposals are reviewed on a quarterly basis according to this calendar:

Proposal Due Notification Given
January 1 March
April 1 June
July 1 September
October 1 December