The Tower Foundation offers three opportunities per year to apply for funding for our Programs and Services grants, Strengthening Partner Capacity, and Community Change (formerly Healthy Communities) grants providing more flexibility and faster decisions for grant applicants.

Only grant requests that align with the Tower Foundation’s Mission, Focus Areas, and Geographic Focus will be considered. Technology Initiative and Small Grant Program applications can be submitted in any one of the grant cycles.

*** 2019 Grant Cycles and Guidelines will be released shortly. ***

1. Review Grant Guidelines

For information on eligibility, deadlines, instructions, and more, click to download the application guidelines you wish to review.

Programs & Services Grant Guidelines PDF (6 Pages) Download
Strengthening Partner Capacity Grant Guidelines PDF (7 Pages) Download
Community Change Grant Guidelines PDF (5 Pages) Download

2. Target a Grant Cycle

The Tower Foundation has changed its annual grant making cycle to one that provides three opportunities per year to apply. Our new approach also includes more mentoring and a faster response for potential grantees, making it more responsive and easier to navigate.

January May August
Preliminary Grant Submissions Due Jan 17, 2018 May 9, 2018 Aug 22, 2018
Screening Calls Jan 24 – Feb 5 May 16 – 29  Aug 29 – Sept 1
Proposal Invitation Deadline Feb 7, 2018 May 30, 2018 Sept 12, 2018
Proposal Review Feb 7 – 16 May 30 – July 6 Sept 12 – Oct 19
Small Grants Decision Notification Deadline Mar 2, 2018 June 23, 2018 Oct 5, 2018
Decision Notification Deadline April 11, 2018 Aug 1, 2018 Nov 14, 2018

Please Note: Aside from preliminary grant submission deadlines, there are no concrete timelines for Community Change Grants proposals. 

3. Read Application Resources

These resources will assist you prepare your online application.

Preliminary Grant Application 
Preliminary Online Application Questions PDF (2 Pages) Download


Full Proposal (by invitation only)
Full Online Proposal Questions PDF (1 Page) Download
Budget Guidelines PDF (1 Page) Download


As a reminder, the Foundation will only consider grant requests aligned with its mission, focus areas and geographic regions.

  1. Read Grant Guidelines
  2. Selected A Grant Cycle
  3. Reviewed Application Resources
  4. Submit online application through the 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.