WHO CAN APPLY?

U.S.-based organizations

The Fox Family Foundation will consider grant requests from eligible organizations serving vulnerable populations within California. Eligible to apply for funding are:

  • tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501 (c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code;

  • programs which use a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status

  • educational institutions

  • for-profit organizations that are mission-fit and/or program-fit for MRI and PRI grants 

Please keep in mind that we do not make grants to:

  • individuals

  • international organizations

  • projects providing equipment and services already covered by publicly funded programs

  • projects providing communications equipment and services for employees of the applicant. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations for their employees.

GRANT REQUEST

One-time and Multi-year support

The Fox Family Foundation awards both one-year and multi-year support with funding thresholds ranging from $5,000 to $200,000 per year. While we may fund general operating costs, we are specifically interested in funding special programs in conjunction with other funders. Though awards may represent a one-time infusion of capital, we typically aim to support multi-year grants in amounts that do not exceed 15% of the organization's annual operating budget.

  1. one-year grants

    • current grantees may re-apply, however, there is no guarantee that continued funding will be granted

  2. multi-year support

    • funding for two and three-year projects is available

FUNDING PRIORITIES

We prioritize our investments within our portfolio of funds

When submitting your Letter of Inquiry (LOI) please identify the fund you believe best-suits your grant request.
 

  • EXCEPTIONAL SCHOLARS:
    Fund focus is on the educational and skill attainment for BVI students and working-age adults in California.

  • VISIONARY SCHOLARS:
    Fund focus is on diversity and inclusion within career fields that serve BVI people in California.

  • DATA FOR INCLUSION:
    Fund focus is on research and open data projects that will improve the lives of BVI individuals.

  • EARLY IMPACT:
    Fund focus is on vision screenings and related support.

  • INCLUSIVE INNOVATION:
    Fund focus is on solutions that promote independent living.

LOI CRITERIA

LOI's should be no more than 4 pages in length

LOIs should be no more than four pages in length and should include the following:

  • Overview of your Organization

    • mission and year founded

    • tax-exempt status

    • staff size, experience, and capacity

  • Overview of what you do

    • programs & services

    • numbers served

    • geographic focus

    • target & beneficiary populations

  • Your request of Fox Family Foundation

    • nature, purpose and amount of requested funds

    • impact measurements and outcomes reporting descriptions

Financial information should be attached separately, including:

    • size of operating and program budget(s)

    • amount of cash reserves

    • current funding sources, including those secured or being approached

HOW TO SUBMIT YOU LOI

The Fox Family Foundation accepts Letters Of Inquiry (LOI) on a rolling basis. We use a two-stage application process, beginning with the fulfillment of our pre-qualification application and receipt of your LOI.  Grants are generally awarded through our discretionary grantmaking cycle on an annual basis. If awarded, the grant is to be used solely to accomplish the Project’s purpose as outlined in the LOI and full grant application as approved by the Fox Family Foundation. We accept LOIs via email. Please do not send the Fox Family Foundation anything that you consider confidential.

GRANT REPORTING REQUEST

Outside of formal reporting, the Fox Family Foundation seeks to engage with our grantees with calls and site visits.

If a grant is awarded, the grantee will enter into a contractual agreement with the Fox Family Foundation and shall be required to submit Progress Reports and check-in calls as outlined in the Grant Agreement. A full Final Report, detailing the results of the project and including a complete accounting and documentation of expenditures, will be due 30 days after the completion of the project. 

 

Outside of formal reporting, Fox Family Foundation staff will engage with grantees through scheduled check-in calls, (all grantees) and site visits (approximately ⅓ of grantees).

 

We are committed to ensuring that grant-seekers, grantees, and the public have access to clear and up-to-date information about the Fox Family Foundation and its programs. In almost all cases, the Foundation will highlight our grantees on our web portal. Your organization will have the opportunity to review and editorialize this content.

 

The Fox Family Foundation supports creative innovators and effective institutions that are deeply committed to partnership. During the course of the project or upon completion of the project, the Grantee may be asked to provide additional feedback or information in the form of surveys. 

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