2. May I submit a proposal if I didn’t submit a Letter of Interest (LOI)?
The Foundation does not review unsolicited proposals. You must first submit an LOI and then be invited to submit a proposal.
3. I see you fund three types of projects. What if my project includes two of those types?
That’s ok. Please submit your LOI describing the proposed project, indicating the grant categories that apply, which may be more than one. Depending upon the quality of the project design and the degree of preparation, we may invite you to submit a proposal that includes one or more categories.
4. Shall I call the Foundation before submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI)?
Please do not call the Foundation. We will answer basic, specific questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The guidelines and LOI instructions are designed to help you plan what information to share. We will not review or provide feedback on draft materials such as LOIs (or proposals) or summary paragraphs. Please ask specific questions only.
5. We are ready to purchase an automated building management system. Does this qualify, and would you put it under technical assistance or implementation?
Yes, please apply for an Implementation grant.
6. This project costs more than the funding amounts you provide. May I apply for the full cost?
Please include the full cost in the budget summary, and request funds within the limits of the grant categories we describe. Your budget summary should be accurate to the best of your knowledge at the time of submittal. Please let us know other potential funding partners, though they need not be committed.
7. Should I include plans, drawings, images, or letters with the LOI?
There is no need to provide supplemental materials. We will only review the Letter of Inquiry and the budget summary.