Most applicants will use the online letter of inquiry to apply for funding. The purpose of the LOI is to introduce us to your work so that we can determine whether or not there is a good match with Surdna’s funding priorities. If it is determined that there is a good fit, you will be asked to submit a full proposal.
We ask that organizations interested in applying for funding follow the process outlined below. By following this process you will be in the best position to determine whether the Surdna Foundation is a good match for your program and to present a strong case for funding.
To start a letter of inquiry, select one of the program areas below:
If you believe your work makes a strong connection between two or more of our programs, please apply to the program that you feel is the strongest fit and then explain how it meets the objectives of our other program(s). Please review the guidelines for each program to help you determine where you should apply.
We strongly encourage you to apply online as you will have immediate acknowledgment of the receipt of your application and it will be processed much faster. However, if you prefer to mail your letter of inquiry, please click here for instructions. Please note that full proposals must be sent via online application.