Letters of Inquiry

PLEASE NOTE: The information listed below details RPF’s past grant application process. Like all organizations, our approach to our work has shifted due to COVID-19 and the many challenges it has posed. As a result, we are not accepting LOI submissions at this time. We hope to return to the process outlined below in 2022. As always, please feel free to email with any questions.


If you have reviewed our Funding Priorities and believe that your program falls within the purview of the Righteous Persons Foundation, you are welcome to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI). LOIs are accepted twice annually, usually in early spring and early fall.

Please send ONE copy of your LOI via e-mail to

Your LOI should be 2-3 pages and contain the following:

  • A description of the proposed project including clear and measurable objectives, the issues the project will address, and the target population(s)
  • A brief description of the organization’s mission, activities, and history
  • The total amount of money requested from the Foundation
  • The name, mailing address, and telephone number of the responsible contact person

In addition to the LOI, please attach:

  • A detailed project budget along with the organization’s budget (a project specific budget is not required of organization’s seeking general support)
  • A list of secured and potential funding for the project
  • A copy of the organization’s Board of Directors
  • Documentation of the organization’s 501(c)(3) status

Should you have a fiscal sponsor for your project, you must include a current copy of your sponsor’s tax-exempt letter from the IRS as well as a letter from the sponsor acknowledging their agreement to serve as the project’s sponsor.

For film proposals, please be sure to review the additional information posted here.

Thank you for not sending full proposals unless otherwise requested.

You should receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your LOI within four to six weeks of your mailing date. If you do not, please email We strongly recommend applicants keep one copy of the original submission.