The Leland Fikes Foundation launched a new grant portal on November 16, 2020. All organizations must create an account through the new portal in order to submit grant requests.
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.APPLY FOR A GRANT
Organizations may apply once per calendar year.
LOI are reviewed weekly, and our directors meet quarterly to consider grant applications.
Applications received after these dates will be considered in the next quarter:
Q1 Deadline: January 11, 2021
Q2 Deadline: April 12, 2021
Q3 Deadline: July 12, 2021
Q4 Deadline: October 11, 2021
These dates will be updated in Fall 2021 with our 2022 deadlines.
Immediately following the Q4 deadline, we will activate the next year’s application so that organizations have ample time to prepare for the Q1 deadline. LOI and applications received after the Q4 deadline will be considered for funding in Q1 of the next calendar year.
The Foundation asks organizations who are not current grantees to submit an LOI as the first step in the grant application process.
LOI may be submitted at any time and are reviewed weekly.
Please only submit once per calendar year.
In 2021, this applies to organizations that are new to the Foundation or whose last grant was awarded before 2019.
After careful review of the LOI, the Foundation will let applicants know whether they should submit a full proposal.
Current grantees may skip the LOI process and proceed directly to a grant application. In 2021, this applies to organization that received grants in either 2019 or 2020.PREVIEW THE APPLICATION