Grant Application Process

If you have not received funds from the Arnold Foundation and believe your charitable organization has a request that fits within our guidelines, we suggest you write us a preliminary letter and submit it both to our email and via United States Post. The letter should be no more than two pages on your letterhead and should tell us about your organization, the person making the request, the amount of support you would like from us, and the purpose of the grant. Include a copy of your IRS 501(c)(3) designation letter, financial statement, annual budget, major funders list, and board of directors. Make sure to include complete contact information.

If you have previously received a grant from the Arnold Foundation and would like further funding, report on the use of the prior funds along with a brief description of the purpose of the current grant request on your letterhead. Include in your letter any significant changes in your organization since the prior grant. Also, please confirm that you have not had an adverse notification as to your publicly supported exempt organization status. Include your most recent financial statement and current budget. Please submit it via email and USPS.

The Arnold Board of Directors meets in May and December. To be considered, a request should be submitted in by April 1 or November 1.

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