Your proposal should tell us as directly as possible about your organization, what you want to do, how you want to do it, how much you think it will cost, and who is served by your project.
The Foundation's staff and Trustees do not provide preliminary advice on a proposal, indicate preliminary interest in a proposal, opine on the appropriateness of a proposal, offer advice on which of several proposals to choose, nor opine on the dollar amount appropriate for a given proposal. Letters of interest should not be sent. Other than a call to the Foundation's Wellesley office with procedural questions regarding the filing process itself, if necessary, your first contact with the Foundation should be the completed grant application.
Please do not include additional background information such as letters of support, lengthy program and facility descriptions, extensive organizational histories, publicity materials, newspaper clippings, brochures, flyers, and organizational videos, etc. If we need additional materials to fairly process your proposal we will ask you for them.
Be advised that there are four filing deadlines corresponding with a subsequent meeting date. Please see the current deadline list on the Homepage.