Application Procedures

The window for submitting a new LOI is now CLOSED. The window for Cycle 1 closed early due to a high volume of submissions. The next opportunity to submit starts April 5.

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 4 – 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 Letter of Intent (LOI) Form here.  The form is an Adobe fillable form that must be completed using Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. (Download Adobe Reader for free here.)  Download the current LOI Form to your device and save it with a new name before you start to work on it. Follow the instructions in the form. Questions can be sent via the contact form on this website or directly to our mailbox.

Read Frequently Asked Questions for more information.