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 grant guidelines (below) for the portfolio you wish to review.

Programs & Services Grant Guidelines (revised Aug 5, 2019) PDF (5 Pages) Download
Strengthening Partner Capacity Grant Guidelines PDF (6 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).

Preliminary Grant Requests Due Jan 16, 2019 May 15, 2019 Sept 11, 2019 Sept 11, 2019
Clarification Calls Jan 23 – Feb 4 May 22 – June 3 Sept 18 – Sept 30 Oct 8 – Oct 15
Full Proposal Invitations Sent Feb 6, 2019 June 5, 2019 Oct 2, 2019 Oct 16, 2019
Collaborative Proposal Review Feb 7 – Mar 15 June 6 – July 12 Oct 3 – Nov 8 Oct 17 – Nov 22
Decision Notification Deadline April 10, 2019 Aug 7, 2019 Dec 4, 2019 Dec 6, 2019

Please Note: 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.

2019 Programs & Services Application Preview PDF (4 Pages) Download
2019 Strengthening Partner Capacity Application Preview PDF (3 Pages) Download
2019 Community Change Application Preview PDF (4 Pages) Download



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



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.