Grantmaking Schedule

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.

2020 Schedule



2021 Schedule



2022 Schedule



The 80/20 Foundation Trust reserves the right to amend future year date schedule as necessary but will give at least 90 days prior notice to any amended deadlines.  We encourage you to check early and check often on future cycles in which you wish to participate.  In fairness to all applicants, we are not able to accept late and/or incomplete LOIs for any reason.

Questions or Concerns
About the Grant Process?

The 80/20 Foundation Trust is available to answer your questions and concerns about the grant process, what defines a strategic funding partner, the Letter of Inquiry process, or full grant application needs, etc. as appropriate.

Please contact the 80/20 Foundation Trust staff at: or call 260.212.1235 during standard business hours.