EDUCATION LETTER OF INQUIRY
For all education funding requests
All education organizations should use our two-step letter of inquiry (LOI) process.
Please see our arts education page if you are applying for details about our arts education funding and eligibility.
The application window for submitting letters of inquiry will open three times annually. Once an LOI is submitted, it will be reviewed for eligibility and alignment with our current funding priorities. Select organizations will be invited to submit a full application.
LOI due: October 22, 2021
Submit LOI between October 1-22, 2021
Invited full applications due: December 10, 2021
Awards announced: January 31, 2022
LOI due: February 18, 2022
Submit LOI between January 31 – February 18, 2022
Invited full applications due: April 8, 2022
Awards announced: May 30, 2022
LOI due: June 17, 2022
Submit LOI between May 30 – June 17, 2022
Invited full applications due: August 5, 2022
Awards announced: September 26, 2022
LOI due: October 21, 2022
Submit LOI between September 26 – October 21, 2022
Invited full applications due: December 9, 2022
Awards announced: Late January 2023
EDUCATION LOI ELIGIBILITY
CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE YOU APPLY
Applicants must be based in and serving Oregon communities, and must have been providing programs or services to the community for 3+ years.
Your organization must have minimum annual expenses of $25,000 (excluding in-kind, if your organization tracks in-kind expenses).
Our grants are typically between 3-6% of your annual expenses. We rarely fund requests that are greater than 10% of your annual operating expenses.
Education applicants with annual expenses of $100,000 or less can request one year of project or general operating support.
Education applicants with annual expenses greater than $100,000 can request one or two years of project or general operating support.
Eligible organizations may submit one LOI in a 12-month period. Current grantees may submit an LOI 12 months (or the length of their grant period for multi-year grants) after their last grant decision date. For current grantees: the final report for your prior grant must be submitted before you submit a new LOI. You may submit your final report before the due date if the conditions of the grant have been met.
School Districts, ESDs, and eligible private schools may apply for activities that fall outside of regular operational and personnel expenses. Eligible private schools are those where the majority of students attend tuition-free. For schools and districts participating in an active partnership with community-based partners to support students and families, we encourage the partner organizations (if otherwise eligible) to apply.
Charter and alternative schools are eligible to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
WONDERING IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE?
As part of our application process, you will take an eligibility quiz to be directed to the programs for which you're eligible.
Our LOI can be edited and submitted in our grant portal during these periods:
October 1-22, 2021
January 31 – February 18, 2022
May 30 – June 17, 2022
September 26 – October 21, 2022
You can save your work on the form and log in to continue your work later before submitting.
If you still have questions, please email program staff.
TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION:
CLICK HERE to create an account or log in to your existing account in Foundant.