Letter of Intent
Important: The Foundation has two Letter of Intent deadlines per year: June 30 and December 1st.
Letters are accepted through our online application system only. Hard copies are not accepted.
There is a four-week window in advance of each deadline when letters are accepted (a link will appear on our website; on this page and other locations on the site.)
Please see the descriptions below each specific grant program below for more information about submitting a Letter of Intent.
Only one letter of intent, regardless of result, may be submitted per calendar year.
In the Community Grant Program (grant funding ranges from $5,000 - $15,000 per year)
Organizations that have not received funding from the Foundation in the past year are required to submit a letter of intent. The Claneil Foundation will notify you via e-mail as to whether or not a full proposal will be invited for consideration.
In the Special Project Fund (grant funding ranges from $30,000 - $100,000)
*Spring cycle only (Fall cycle by board invitation)
All organizations seeking grant funding in this category are required to submit a letter of intent. The Claneil Foundation will notify you by mail as to whether or not a full proposal will be invited for consideration. Please note: letters of intent for consideration in the Special Project Fund are accepted during the Spring funding cycle only (see deadlines below).
General Guidelines for Letter of Intent
The letter of intent should describe your organization (please include the size of your operating budget), and the purpose for which funding is being sought. Include the total project costs and the requested grant amount. Please conserve your resources and do not submit additional materials with the letter of intent.
Deadlines for the Letter of Intent
The Claneil Foundation offers two grantmaking cycles per calendar year. Unless otherwise determined (see above), each grant cycle begins with the submission of Letter of Intent. The letters must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on:
- December 1 for the Spring Cycle
- June 30 for the Fall Cycle
Special Project Fund letters are accepted for consideration in the Spring cycle only.
- If a deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be automatically extended to 5:00 p.m. EST on the next business day.
Letters are not reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of decisions via e-mail. The online application process will be available on our website four (4) weeks prior to each deadline.
Please note: we will only accept submissions through our online portal.
If you have any questions about this process or our online application system, please contact Karen Race at (610) 941-1143.