The Tower Foundation offers opportunities to apply for funding through our three portfolios: Programs & Services, Strengthening Partner Capacity, and Community Change. The Foundation considers grant requests that align with its Mission, Focus Areas, and Geographic Focus. Please read the guidelines below for important information on eligibility, deadlines, and instructions.
New in 2022: Organizations that have received a Strengthening Partner Capacity Grant may not apply for another Strengthening Capacity Grant until 12 months have elapsed. For 2021 awardees, If you received a grant in Cycle 1, you may apply in July 2022 or later. If you received a grant in Cycle 2, you may apply in October 2022 or later.
1. Review Grant Guidelines for Portfolios
For information on eligibility, deadlines, and instructions, download the 2022 grant guidelines for the portfolio you wish to review. Applicants may only apply to one portfolio per deadline. For instance, if an organization applies for a Programs and Services grant in one cycle, they cannot submit for a Community Change grant during that same cycle.
2. Target a Grant Cycle
The Tower Foundation is resuming two of its customary portfolio grant cycles in 2022. Our approach is highly collaborative and is designed to facilitate faster decision timelines (generally three months or less).
2022 PROGRAMS & SERVICES & COMMUNITY CHANGE
GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE
|Preliminary Grant Requests Due
||Wed, March 2
||Wed, August 3
|Full Proposal Invitations Sent (Programs & Services Only)
||Wed, March 30
||Tues, August 30
|Collaborative Proposal Review (Programs & Services Only)
|Decision Notification (Programs & Services Only)
||Wed, May 25
||Wed, October 26
*Community Change applicants only: Aside from preliminary grant request deadlines, there are no concrete timelines for Community Change proposal review.
2022 STRENGTHENING PARTNER CAPACITY**
GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE
||Wed, February 2
||Wed, April 27
||Wed, July 27
||Wed, Oct 12
||Wed, March 9
||Wed, June 8
||Wed, September 7
||Wed, Nov 16
** New in 2022: Organizations that have received a Strengthening Partner Capacity Grant may not apply for another Strengthening Capacity Grant until 12 months have elapsed. For 2021 awardees, If you received a grant in Cycle 1, you may apply in July 2022 or later. If you received a grant in Cycle 2, you may apply in October 2022 or later.
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.