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 available at this time.
  • 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.

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.