Unsolicited Requests

Please note that most grants are awarded on an invitation-only basis and submitting an unsolicited request does not guarantee that an invitation to complete an application will be extended.

If your organization has not yet been invited to complete an application, but you would like to inquire about possible funding, follow the steps below to submit an unsolicited request.

Submit an Unsolicited Request

  1. Visit our eligibility and frequently asked questions.
  2. Preview information requested in an unsolicited request.
  3. Read our Unsolicited Request Guide.
  4. Create an account and log on to the GivingData portal.

You will receive a confirmation email once we’ve received your information. If needed, a member of our staff will contact you to request additional information. Please note that submitting an unsolicited request does not guarantee that you’ll receive an invitation to complete an application.

Track Unsolicited Request Status

You can see the status of your unsolicited requests in your GivingData account.

Please note: “Accepted” status means that our staff has reviewed the unsolicited request form for completeness, and it has been through the process for consideration. It does not mean that a decision to extend an invitation for an application or provide funding has been made.

Unsolicited Request Review Process

Following review of the unsolicited request, program officers will either invite an application or notify you that your unsolicited request has been declined. You will typically receive a decision by email within three months.

Please note that an invitation to complete an application does not guarantee funding.

Due to the large number of inquiries, staff members are not able to provide feedback about declined unsolicited requests after a decision has been made.

After five declined unsolicited requests, an organization will not be able to submit any additional unsolicited requests. If your organization would like to apply again, please contact the Vice President, Program Strategy for assistance.