LELAND FIKES FOUNDATION

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All grant requests must be submitted through the Foundation’s online application. We support only 501(c)(3) organizations, and do not provide funding to individuals or politically partisan groups. Please review our Funding Priorities for more information about the types of organizations and geographies we support.

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Letter of Inquiry

If you are a current grantee, please skip to the Grant Application section below.

Organizations who are not current grantees should submit an LOI as the first step in the grant application process. This applies to any organization that is new to the Foundation or whose last grant was awarded before 2019.

Timing:  LOI may be submitted at any time and are reviewed weekly. Organizations may submit once per calendar year. If you wish to be considered for a specific grant application deadline, please submit your LOI at least 6 weeks beforehand. LOI received near or after a grant deadline will be considered for funding in the following quarter. Accordingly, LOI submitted in September or after will be considered for the following calendar year.

After careful review of each LOI, the Foundation will let applicants know whether they should submit a full grant application.

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Grant Application

Current grantees may skip the LOI process and proceed directly to a grant application. For 2022, this applies to organization that received grants in 2019, 2020, or 2021.

Timing:  Organizations may apply once per calendar year. Applications received after these dates will be considered in the next quarter. Please note that all 2022 deadlines are Wednesdays.

Q1 Deadline:  January 12, 2022
Q2 Deadline:  April 13, 2022
Q3 Deadline:  July 13, 2022
Q4 Deadline:  October 12, 2022

These dates will be updated in Fall 2022 with our 2023 deadlines. Immediately following the Q4 deadline, we will activate the next year’s application.

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