Application Procedures

The window for submitting a new LOI is now CLOSED. The next opportunity to submit starts August 8.

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 as shown below. Each cycle has a specific window for submission. The window will open at midnight on the start date indicated and close at 5 PM sharp on the end date OR when a maximum capacity of 25 eligible submissions is reached. In the event of early closure, potential applicants will be notified as quickly as possible via posts to this website, blitz mail, auto-responders and individual email replies.

  • Cycle 1: January 5 – January 12
  • Cycle 2: April 5 – April 12
  • Cycle 3: August 8 – August 11  

Early submissions and late submissions will not be accepted.

As noted above, the window may close early if the volume of submissions is high. On average, early closure occurs in one cycle per year (but not necessarily the same cycle). If the window closes before the posted end date, applicants will be notified and encouraged to apply in a future cycle.

Confirm Eligibility — DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!

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. 

Letter of Intent Form – download the form and save it to your drive with a new name before you start working

CLICK HERE to access the LOI Form. Using the browser’s File menu to “Export as PDF,” save the form to your drive and re-name it using the following format: <JF Your Organization Name LOI>. The form is an Adobe fillable form that must be completed using Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. (Download Adobe Reader for free here.)  Do not try to complete the form on-line; save it and work on it on your own drive. Follow the instructions in the form. 

Read Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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