The foundation's Board of Trustees reviews full grant proposals on a quarterly basis. Therefore, it is important for organizations to time their grant applications appropriately based upon when the funding is desired.
Should your Letter of Inquiry miss the deadline for the current cycle, it will automatically be placed in the queue for the subsequent grant cycle - you will not have to do anything to ensure that it gets placed in the next grant quarter. This means that in order for your nonprofit organization to receive funding by the funding notification date, you MUST first initiate the process with the Letter of Inquiry by the first due date of that cycle.
Below is a chart of the key deadlines for the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter grant cycles in 2020 and 2021.