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How to Apply

Step One

Our grants staff is available to provide more information regarding our application process and answer any questions you may have. If you are a new applicant or have not received funding from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund for more than 2 years, please click this link to schedule a brief phone call with Jennifer Thurman, Senior Program Officer, and Julia Witcher, Grants Specialist to discuss your funding request.

Letter of Inquiry

The Kirkpatrick Family Fund accepts grant applications through an online portal. To request access to an application form you must first complete a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). The LOI may be submitted at any time, but it must be submitted in advance of the application deadline. A link to the LOI can be found here and at the bottom of the page. Once submitted, a member of the staff will contact you to discuss your inquiry.

All organizations interested in submitting a grant request are strongly encouraged to submit their LOI one to two months prior to the application deadline. This allows time for grants staff to review the LOI and provide guidance as needed, as well as time for the applicant to develop their application narrative and respond to recommendations.

Applications will be made available once an organization's LOI is approved. Applications require several attachments which may include:

  1. IRS determination letter documenting the organization’s 501(c)(3) status
  2. Board of directors list for the current year
  3. Project budget (if applicable)
  4. Organization budget(s)
  5. Financial statements
  6. Annual audit


The Kirkpatrick Family Fund requires that evaluations of previous grants be completed in order for future applications to be considered, unless an exception is approved by the staff at KFF. Evaluations will be assigned electronically after trustee approval of a grant and can be accessed from the organization's portal.

Organizations receiving a Project Support Grant for a specific project should submit a final evaluation within 30 days of completing the project.


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