Application Procedures

Applicants must use The Joanna Foundation’s Pre-Proposal Form and Instructions (below). Only one pre-proposal per organization will be accepted in a calendar year, unless a re-submission is specifically invited.

Confirm Eligibility

Before applying, make sure you are eligible, even if your organization has received support in the past. Use this link to confirm your eligibility. Do not skip this step.


Click the links below to view the Pre-Propoal Instructions and the Application Form. Save the Application Form to your own device before entering your information.  To add the attachments, you can can insert pdf files of your documents and re-save it or you can scan it as a single pdf form. Submit by email to the submission mailbox.  Each time you apply, you should: 1) confirm your eligibility; 2) download and read the current Instructions; 3) download and use the current Application Form.


The Joanna Foundation has three funding cycles per year, with the following due dates for mandatory pre-proposals:

  • January 15
  • April 15
  • September 15

Pre-proposals must be sent to the Foundation’s submission mailbox. Do not try to submit via the “Contact Us” dialog box  on the web site. It is for questions and comments; it will not convey an attachment.  

Pre-proposals may be submitted no earlier than 15 days before the due date. This means that the window for submission will open on the 1st of the month. Pre-proposals must be submitted by email as a single pdf file and must be received no later than 5 PM ET on the due date. Late submissions will not be accepted. Multiple files will not be accepted.

Acceptance of pre-proposals may close early if the volume of submissions is very high. In this case, applicants will be notified promptly and encouraged to apply for the next due date.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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