Valentine Foundation

Grant Application Procedure

The Valentine Foundation awards Grants once a year in November.

Interested in applying for a Valentine Foundation Grant?

We will be hosting two informational Zoom calls for applicants on:

May 17, 2021 at 10:00 am EDST

Meeting ID: 973 3873 8961
Passcode: 328477

May 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDST

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 972 6357 5454
Passcode: 258249

If you are unable to make either call and have a question, please email us at

The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent is June 30, 2021.
The process opens May 1, 2021.

  • Social Change Indicators Matrix
    Note: You may discuss more than one Social Change Indicator with your application, but you must designate one as primary.

Apply Online

Letters of Intent, Grant Applications and Forms must be submitted online.

Start Your Application Here

Having trouble with the online application?

Please review these instructional resources for completing your online application.

Grant Evaluation Process

From June to August the Valentine Foundation Trustees review all of the letters of intent; each Trustee selects a few specific proposals which conform to our guidelines and which she wishes to champion for possible funding. In this same time period the Trustee will contact the organizations she has selected to gather any additional information needed to support the request, clarify any issues and possibly schedule a site visit.

In September the Trustees convene for a two-day meeting to discuss each of the proposals identified for possible funding. The organizations that are selected at this stage of the process will be contacted by a Trustee, given feedback about the request and invited to submit a full proposal by  (October 30th). The Trustees meet again in November to review the detailed proposals and make the final grant allocations. The grants are mailed by the end of November.