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.
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).
|Preliminary Grant Requests Due
||January 15, 2020
||April 29, 2020
||August 26, 2020
||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.
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.