Application Procedures

The window for submission is currently: CLOSED

The Joanna Foundation is a two-part process. The first requirement is to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). After reviewing the LOIs, we invite a limited number of full proposals. Organizations may submit only one LOI in a calendar year unless specifically invited to re-submit. Please read our Grant Policies for additional requirements.

Submission Schedule

The Joanna Foundation has three funding cycles per year: in January, May and September. Each cycle has a 15-day window for submission, opening on the 1st of the month and closing at 5 pm on the 15th of the month or when a maximum capacity of 25 eligible submissions is reached.

  • Cycle 1: January 1 – January 15
  • Cycle 2: May 1 – May 15
  • Cycle 3: September 1 – September 15  

Early submissions (before the 1st of the indicated month) and late submissions (after 5 pm Eastern Time on the 15th of the month) will not be accepted.

The window may close early if the volume of submissions is high. On average, early closure has occurred one cycle per year (but not necessarily the same cycle). If the window closes before 5 pm on the 15th, applicants will be notified promptly and encouraged to apply in a future cycle.

Confirm Eligibility

Organizations that receive funding in one year are not eligible to submit during the following calendar year. This policy is firm. Complete the online eligibility survey each time you consider applying. Do not skip this step.

Letter of Intent Form

The Letter of Intent (LOI) form is available at this link. The form is an Adobe fillable form and may be completed using Acrobat Reader or Adobe Pro. (Download Adobe Reader for free here.)  Save the LOI form to your device before starting to fill it. Follow the instructions on the LOI form. Questions can be sent via the contact form on this website.

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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