How the grant process works

The Trust makes grants to help our region achieve specific goals. By browsing our funding priorities, you can see the areas in which we make grants, and the time of year when each area will accept applications.

Three times each year, the Trust will issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Each RFP will detail the outcomes sought by the Trust, and the types of project that will be selected for funding.

If an RFP that matches your work, we encourage you to submit an online grant application with information about your project and the impact it will achieve. Applications are due within six weeks after an RFP is published.


Applying for grants online

If your organization meets the Trust's eligibility guidelines and aligns with the Trust's grant making priorities, we invite you to visit GrantCentral, the online grant application and management system. Once you create a GrantCentral account, you can:

  • Read the complete details of any RFP, to learn whether you are a fit for funding
  • Sign up for email notifications when an RFP opens for applications in the future
  • Register to attend an information session for any open RFP, where you can meet the program officer and get answers to your questions
  • Submit a grant application

For an introduction to using our online grant management system, check out the GrantCentral user guide.