The Jefferson Trust has two funding opportunities: the regular Annual cycle and a Flash Funding cycle.

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

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Annual Timeline

  • The proposal form is OPEN for 2020-21.
  • 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.

Flash Funding Timeline

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

  • Flash funding is now closed for 2020.
  • Flash funding cycles begin each January and will be available monthly until funds are depleted.
  • 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.]

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.

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*Note for returning applicants: we have transitioned to a new proposal system. You will need to create a new account. Your previous proposals will be migrated into the new system in the near future but we cannot migrate users.  Please contact our office with any questions.