June 2023 - Update
Our Operating Support Initiative Grantees
In March of 2023 we sent our OSI grantees an email stating the following:
"If your final report is currently due after your preferred application window, you are welcome to submit your final report early, within reason. For example, for those with June 30 fiscal year-ends, you are welcome to submit your final report early in order to submit a letter of inquiry by the June 16 deadline."
An update for those with fiscal years ending June 30:
To help reduce the hurdles to submitting the LOI in June, please note that we have updated our software to have more flexibility for you.
Submitting your previous reports before the June 16 LOI due date is no longer required to access your new request forms.
Please proceed with your new request, and then reporting forms for your OSI grant can be completed in July after your Fiscal Year ends.
Update on OSI and 2023 grant application deadlines
Last October we communicated that the Operating Support Initiative sunsets at the end of the2022-23 fiscal year and fold into a broader general operating support responsive grant program. We are writing to give you an update on next steps for your 2023-24 application.
Many of your initial questions will be answered by clicking the links below, and we encourage you to explore our new, streamlined website.
As a reminder, here is what will be different moving forward:
- OSI organizations will go from a 4-year grant to a 2- or 3-year operating support grant, giving you an opportunity to recalibrate your grant amount more frequently.
- Your budget size will determine which responsive grant program you apply for: Fast Track (for budgets under $500,000) or Standard Process (for budgets over $500,000).
FAST TRACK: for organizations with annual budgets under $500,000
The Fast Track grant application is available on a rolling basis with no fixed deadline. Fast Track grants provide two years of operating support and the amount is determined in a similar way to OSI. You can apply for funding once we receive your final OSI report for your 2023 grant.
If your organization budget hovers on either side of$500,000 and you are unclear which program to apply for, please reach out to us and we will help you determine which program is the best fit.
STANDARD PROCESS: for organizations with annual budgets over $500,000
The Standard Process is a two-step application with deadlines 3x per year. You can apply for up to 3 years of support once we have received your final report for your 2023 grant.
A note for standard process applicants: If your final report is currently due after your preferred application window, you are welcome to submit your final report early, within reason. For example, for those with June 30 fiscal year-ends, you are welcome to submit your final report early in order to submit a letter of inquiry by the June 16 deadline.
Thank you! Please reach out if you have questions – we are here to help.
The Miller Foundation staff
Carrie, Michelle, Jennifer, Alma and Lacey