Grants: Application Process
An applicant must meet the following criteria:
If satisfied that your program is a good fit and meets the Foundation's eligibility requirements, complete and submit a Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry are the preferred form of initial contact and the first phase of our online application process.
Staff members review Letters of Inquiry on an ongoing basis. However, given that we have one grant cycle per year that launches in June we recommend that applicants submit Letters of Inquiry February - April. This ensures that we have current information as we determine the list of organizations that will be invited to submit full proposals for the coming year's grant cycle. All letters of inquiry will be acknowledged.
To submit a Letter of Inquiry, click on the link below to log in to the Foundation's online application process. First time applicants will need to create a new account.
The Frankel Family Foundation only accepts invited proposals. A full proposal should not be submitted without an invitation from the Foundation. If you have not been invited to submit a full proposal, please submit a Letter of Inquiry.
Directions for submitting a full proposal will be included in the proposal invitation letter and in the online proposal application process. Proposals are submitted online and must include all requested information.
Proposals will be reviewed when submitted by the due date specified in the invitation letter. After an initial proposal review process, phone interviews and site visits will be conducted with a smaller group of organizations. Grant decisions are made in October and organizations will be notified about the status of their proposal prior to the end of the year.
At the conclusion of a grant, funded organizations will be expected to submit a financial and program report. Specific information regarding reporting requirements will be outlined in grant award letters and the online report submission process.