The Tower Foundation offers three opportunities per year to apply for funding through our Programs & Services, Strengthening Partner Capacity, and Community Change portfolios. The Foundation will only consider grant requests that align with its Mission, Focus Areas, and Geographic Focus. Please note that your organization may only submit one request across all of the Tower Foundation’s funding opportunities in any given cycle.

1. Review Grant Guidelines for Portfolio

For information on eligibility, deadlines, and instructions, download the 2020 grant guidelines (below) for the portfolio you wish to review.

Programs & Services Grant Guidelines PDF (5 Pages) Download
Strengthening Partner Capacity Grant Guidelines PDF (5 Pages) Download
Community Change Grant Guidelines PDF (5 Pages) Download

2. Target a Grant Cycle

The Tower Foundation provides three opportunities per year to apply for grants. Our approach is highly collaborative and is designed to facilitate faster decision timelines (generally three months or less).

JANUARY APRIL AUGUST
Preliminary Grant Requests Due January 15, 2020 April 29, 2020 August 26, 2020
Clarification Calls Jan 22 – Feb 10 May 6 – May 25 Sept 2 – Sept 21
Full Proposal Invitations Sent February 12, 2020 May 27, 2020 September 23, 2020
Collaborative Proposal Review Feb 12 – Mar 18 May 27 – July 1 Sept 23 – Oct 28
Decision Notification Deadline April 8, 2020 July 22, 2020 November 18, 2020

Please Note: To ensure that requests are submitted on time, applicants are encouraged to create an account in the online portal at least one week prior to the preliminary grant request deadline. The Foundation cannot guarantee that registration requests submitted later than these dates will be processed in time for the application deadline. Individuals who have registered previously do NOT need to re-register; please log in using your existing account.

Community Change applicants only: Aside from preliminary grant submission deadlines, there are no concrete timelines for Community Change proposal review.

3. Read Application Resources

The following application previews provide an overview of the application process for each portfolio. For more details, and to get started on your preliminary application, login to the online grants portal.

Programs & Services Application Preview PDF (4 Pages) Download
Strengthening Partner Capacity Application Preview PDF (2 Pages) Download
Community Change Application Preview PDF (4 Pages) Download

 

FINAL CHECKLIST

As a reminder, the Foundation will only consider grant requests aligned with its Mission, Focus Areas, and Geographic Regions.
  1. Read Grant Guidelines for Portfolio
  2. Select a Grant Cycle
  3. Review Application Resources
  4. Submit Online Application through the Grants Portal

 

Questions?

If you would like to discuss a potential grant application, we invite you to contact a Program Officer by email or phone call.  Find contact information within our Staff Directory or click here to schedule a call.