The Jefferson Trust now has two funding opportunities: the regular annual cycle, and a Flash Funding opportunity for the spring of 2020.

FLASH funding seeks to fill a need for shorter-term projects or immediate use, and awards are capped at $10,000.

Both Flash and Annual cycle requests must meet the same criteria. To determine if your project meets the parameters of a Jefferson Trust grant:

Annual Timeline

  • The proposal form is now closed for 2019-20.
  • The proposal submission deadline is 11:59 pm on October 1.
  • Some applicants will be asked to meet with the board in January to provide more information—this is not an indication of funding status.
  • All applicants will be notified of decisions in February, with grants formally announced in April.
  • The next annual cycle form will open in the summer of 2020.

Flash Funding Timeline

  • Flash fund proposals are not available at this time. The form will launch in mid-December.
  • All proposals submitted in a month will have a decision on the 15th of the following month. [Proposals submitted in January will receive a decision on February 15th.]
  • 2020 Flash grants will be available monthly until funds are depleted.
  • Please note: Flash funds have been expended for the 2019 year. Flash Funds will be available again in January 2020. 

Proposal Instructions

Click the button below to create an account and submit a proposal! Your information will be saved in the system, but is not visible to the reviewers until you submit the final version. Please contact if you have any problems with your account.

Download the questions list.

Begin a proposal » (Note all forms are currently closed, this link is inactive until mid-December 2019.)

*Please be aware that all proposals must be submitted through this form – we will not accept previous versions.