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Step One: The Inquiry Process

A Letter of Intent is no longer needed. To begin the inquiry process, applicants must contact the Foundation to determine if the proposed project is consistent with the Foundation’s goals and interests. 

Let’s have a conversation about your proposed project, 

Email or Call us at: 218.726.9000

Short form proposal (requests $3,500 or less) inquiries are accepted year-round. 

Full form proposal (requests over $3,500) inquiries follow the timeline listed below: 

Round

Inquire by

Encouraged grant application deadline

Will be informed of Board decision by

#1

December 15, 2022 

Tuesday, January 17, by 5 pm

   late March 

#2

March 15, 2023

Monday, April 17, by 5 pm

  late June 

#3

June 15, 2023

Monday, July 17, by 5 pm

  late September 

#4

September 15, 2023

 Monday, October 16 by 5 pm

 late December 

 

Step Two: Application 

Short form proposals (requests $3,500 or less) that fit the Foundation’s priorities and interests will be encouraged to submit an application which will be reviewed by Foundation staff. A decision can be expected within 10 days.

Full form proposals (requests over $3,500) that fit the Foundation’s priorities and interests will be encouraged to submit a grant application according to the timeline listed below: 

Round

Inquire by

If inquiry encouraged, submit full application by

Will be informed of Board decision by

#1

December 15

Tuesday, January 17, 2023,

by 5 pm

late March 

#2

March 15

Monday, April 17, 2023,

by 5 pm

late June 

#3

June 15

Monday, July 17, 2023,

by 5 pm

late September 

#4

September 15

Monday, October 16, 2023,

by 5 pm

late December

Additional information may be requested, especially if the proposed project is complex. In addition, Foundation staff and a Board member will conduct a site visit to better understand the project. 

Following the review process, the Foundation Executive Director will prepare a staff report with recommendations for the Board of Directors, who will make the final decisions on grants. 

The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation is unable to fund all submitted proposals even if they meet program guidelines as funding requests often exceed available funding. 

*If  you are a current grantee and need help accessing your account, please email the Foundation staff, mly@lloydkjohnsonfoundation.org 

 

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