Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be approved before submitting a formal grant proposal.
All LOIs must be received by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on January 18.
Once received, the LOI will be reviewed by the trustees of the Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation. If selected for further review, the grant seeker will be notified of next steps and invited to submit a formal grant proposal for consideration by the Board of Directors
Step 2: Formal Grant Proposal
If your organization’s LOI is selected for further review, the grant seeker will be invited to submit a formal grant proposal for consideration by the Board of Directors of the Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation.
Any proposals not submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on August 1 may be declined. Only grant-seeking organizations who have been invited by the Foundation to submit an application should do so.
- A cover letter briefly outlining the project or funding request
- Cover letter signed by the chief executive officer and/or board chairman
- Most recent copy of the IRS determination letter which grants the organization federal tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization
- Most recent financial statements (audited, if any)
- Most recent copy of the 990 IRS information return
- Brief history of organization seeking support
- Statement of goals and purposes, mission and vision of organization
- Annual operating budget of the organization
- Brief biographies of key personnel for proposed project
- List of board of directors and officers of the organization
- Current strategic or long-range plan
- Dollar amount requested for project
- Detailed description of the project
- Anticipated project budget
- Timeline of work needed to complete the project (start to finish)
- If the funding request is not for the entire amount needed for the project, a plan should be included describing how the project will be completed if no additional funding for the project is secured.
- How the organization will measure the outcomes or success of the project
Incomplete proposals may be declined immediately. Any proposals not submitted by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on August 1 may be declined.
All information must be compiled and submitted electronically in PDF format (a single PDF is preferred). Dropbox links will be provided upon request if PDF file sizes are too big to be emailed or submitted through the webform.
All materials submitted to the Foundation, including videos, will be retained in the permanent files of the Foundation.
The Foundation investigates and evaluates all projects and often conducts site visits.
The Foundation may ask for a formal in person presentation as part of the application process.