How to Apply

2021 Quarterly Grant Deadlines

Proposals DueSite VisitsGrants Funded
January 4, 5pm
April 1, 5pm
July 1, 5pm
October 1, 5pm
February 1-5
May 3-7
August 2-6
November 1-5
March 4
June 3
September 2
December 2

Quarterly Board-Approved Grants

  • Pre-submission Meeting: Applicants are required to schedule a meeting with Foundation staff prior to quarterly proposal submission. This provides staff with an opportunity to learn about the organization’s needs and interests, and better determine if the request aligns with the Foundation’s priorities.
  • Proposal Submission: Proposals are submitted electronically through the Foundation’s online portal. Applicants must submit a complete proposal by the deadline date in order to be considered for funding. Upon receipt, applicants will receive email confirmation. Please note that the Foundation will consider only one quarterly grant request from an organization at any given time.
    • New applicants can register here for an account; Returning applicants login to your account here.
  • Site Visit: Foundation staff will review all submitted proposals to determine if there is a fit with the Foundation’s interests. Following review, the Foundation will request site visits for all proposals receiving further consideration. Declined applicants will receive a letter with details regarding the Foundation’s decision and recommendations for future consideration. Site visits are held at the applicant’s location and intended to last one hour. Moses Taylor Foundation staff and Board members attend site visits to get a first-hand appreciation of the applicant’s work.
  • Board Review: Foundation staff will provide an analysis of all proposals for review by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The analysis includes an evaluation of the grant proposal, feedback from the site visit and any other additional information gathered regarding the applicant and proposed grant request. Funding decisions are made during the Board’s quarterly meeting.
  • Please feel free to contact Jeff Smith, Senior Program Officer for Community Responsive grants, with any questions regarding proposal submission.

Discretionary Grants

Discretionary proposals ($20,000 or below) are reviewed on a rolling basis to respond quickly to community need. These proposals can be submitted at any time and don’t adhere to the board-approved grants schedule.

  • Pre-submission Meeting: Applicants are required to schedule a meeting with Foundation staff prior to proposal submission. This provides staff with an opportunity to learn about the organization’s needs and interests, and better determine if the request aligns with the Foundation’s priorities.
  • Proposal Submission: Proposals are submitted electronically through the Foundation’s online portal. Applicants must submit a complete proposal in order to be considered for funding. Upon receipt, applicants will receive email confirmation.
    • New applicants can register here for an account; Returning applicants login to your account here.
  • Site Visit (when applicable): Foundation staff will review all submitted proposals to determine if there is a fit with the Foundation’s interests. As part of the review process, the Foundation may request additional information or a site visit for proposals receiving further consideration. Declined applicants will receive a letter with details regarding the Foundation’s decision and recommendations for future consideration.
  • Board Review (rolling basis): Foundation staff will provide an analysis of all discretionary proposals for review by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The analysis includes an evaluation of the grant proposal, feedback from the site visit (if applicable) and any other additional information gathered regarding the applicant and proposed grant request. Funding decisions are made on a rolling basis.
  • Please feel free to contact Jeff Smith, Senior Program Officer for Community Responsive grants, with any questions regarding proposal submission.
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