Grant Application Procedure
Foundation Grant Schedule
- The Valentine Foundation awards grants once a year in November.
- The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent for the 2022 Valentine Foundation grant cycle is June 30, 2021.
- The 2022 Valentine Foundation grant cycle opens May 1, 2021 and grant applications are due by October 30, 2021.
- Letter of Intent Questions
For reference only. LOI must be completed and submitted online.
- Grant Application Guidelines
Grant applications must be completed and submitted online.
- Social Change Indicators Matrix (PDF)
You may discuss more than one Social Change Indicator with your application, but you must designate one as primary.
Virtual Information Sessions
We will be hosting two virtual (Zoom) information sessions for applicants on May 17, 2021 at 10:00am and 5:00pm.
If you are unable to make either scheduled Zoom call and have a question, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of Intent, Grant Applications and any additional required forms must be submitted online. Grant Applications are due October 30, 2021.
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. 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.