Our Annual Cycle application is open for the 2022-23 academic year! The Annual Cycle is intended for requests with budgets ranging from $10,000 to over $300,000, but there are no minimums and maximums vary based on available funds.
Important dates to remember
April 15: First day to submit an LOI
- Every Annual Cycle grant starts with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), which is an opportunity to simply explain the idea (no need to justify it or cite sources; less is more). Requests are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Early LOI entries (before September 15) could have a chance for edit and resubmission.
October 1: Last day to submit a finalized LOI. From there, selected LOIs move to the proposal stage.
October 31: Proposal deadline. After further review, a final batch moves forward for in-person pitches to the full Board of Trustees.
January: Proposal pitches
February: Grants awarded
We encourage you to:
- Plan ahead!
- Visit our grant seekers page to view our grant guidelines.
- Contact our Director of Grants, Amy Bonner, at 434-243-9078 or email@example.com. An idea is more likely to be funded if we have a chance to work with the grant seeker.
You may preview the LOI questions and the Annual Cycle Proposal. When you’re ready to submit an LOI, log on to our Grant Portal.