Applying for a Grant

Organizations are advised to carefully review this website to gauge the Foundation’s possible interest prior to submitting a full proposal. If there is uncertainty, a brief, one-page letter of inquiry may be sent to the Vice President of Philanthropy, including a summary of the project and related costs.

The submission deadlines for Grant Applications are below:

Due Date Meeting
October 1 December
April 1 June


Applications may be submitted through the online portal, via email, or sent to the Foundation’s PO Box – view contact information.

Apply Online

If you have questions or issues with the online forms, please email [email protected].

Apply by Email or Regular Mail

Proposals MUST include the Common Grant Application Cover Sheet which can be accessed at the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania Web Site, Please limit the complete narrative to a maximum of ten pages, which can either follow the Common Grant Application or can be in a format of your choice.

The following information must be included with an email/mail grant application:


  • Organizational description and mission statement
  • Summary of the project, including goals/objectives/budget
  • Relationship of the program to the mission of the Foundation
  • Amount of grant request and proposed program implementation
  • Personnel who will administer/monitor the project


  • Board of Directors, including affiliations
  • Executive Staff, including full- and part-time
  • Administrative Budget and Balance Sheet
  • IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination letter
  • Laurel Foundation Quantification Table