This competitive grants program awards unrestricted grants to support an organization’s general operations (rather than a particular project or capacity-building effort). This program was formerly called ‘Operating Grants.’
Application and grant process
Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible.
Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.
Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.
We’re accepting concept papers starting Wednesday, July 22.
Complete and submit the online concept paper by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
Prepare answers for the concept paper questions and application, if invited.
Concept papers are reviewed and full applications will be invited by Friday, September 11, 2020.
If you are invited to submit a full application, complete the online application by 5:00 pm Eastern time on Friday, October 2, 2020.
If your application is awarded, you will be notified by the end of December.
Publicize your grant.
If you are awarded funding and you’d like to share the good news, please refer to our grantee press kit.
At the end of your grant period, you will be required to complete a final report. Please note, that multiyear grants require an interim report at the end of each year of the grant period. Applicants who do not submit a final grant report will not be considered for future funding.
If a new grant application is being submitted before the conclusion of any prior grant (and the submission of a final report), applicants must submit a progress report to be considered for new funding. Organizations with an active unrestricted multiyear grant are not eligible to apply for a new community grant.
Log in to GrantSource and submit your progress or final report via the online portal.