HOW TO APPLY

Letters of Inquiry

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit an LOI for a fall 2022 grant is August 15

 

If you have reviewed our eligibility requirements and 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 January/February (for consideration for a spring grant) and then again in July/August (for consideration for a fall grant).

Please send ONE copy of your LOI via e-mail to grants@righteouspersons.org.

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

  • A brief description of the organization’s mission, activities, and history
  • If applicable, a description of the proposed project including clear and measurable objectives, the issues the project will address, and the target population(s)
  • The total amount of money requested from the Foundation
  • The name, e-mail 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); please also indicate your organization’s fiscal year
  • A list of secured and potential funding for the project
  • 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 two weeks of your mailing date. If you do not, please email grants@righteouspersons.org. We strongly recommend applicants keep a copy of the original submission.