We implement two grant cycles per year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall, using a two-stage online application process. Hollingsworth Funds uses a Letter of Intent (LOI) to assess if there is a good match between our mission and your request prior to soliciting a full application.

Before submitting an LOI, we would appreciate the opportunity to briefly discuss your request during an introductory phone call. This gives both Hollingsworth Funds and you a chance to ask clarifying questions prior to submission. Introductory calls should be scheduled at least 10 days prior to the LOI submission deadline. Following the introductory call, organizations that are invited to submit an LOI will be sent a link to the online form. Any LOI submissions received after the deadline will be considered for the next grant cycle. All decisions will be communicated via email.

Organizations that submit a successful LOI will be asked to complete a full application designed to provide more detail about the goals, objectives, and outcomes of the proposed grant.

2019 Spring Cycle

LOI Submission: January 18, 2019

LOI Notification: March 7, 2019

Application Submission: March 29, 2019

Application Notification: May 21, 2019

2019 Fall Cycle

LOI Submission: June 24, 2019

LOI Notification: August 1, 2019

Application Submission: August 23, 2019

Application Notification: November 5, 2019

You can access a PDF with examples of the information we collect in our LOI and full grant application. Note that these are examples for your review only. If you are invited to submit an LOI or application, links to those will be provided to you.

If you’ve read our vision, mission, guiding principles and focus, and believe you are a qualified applicant, please contact us to begin the application process