If you are a new applicant to the GAR Foundation grant process, or have been a previous applicant or grantee but have a new project or concept for our consideration, please complete a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before submitting a full application. (If you received a grant award from GAR more than five years ago, regardless of purpose, you must submit a Letter of Inquiry.) Please note: if you are applying for our separate Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) program, you do not need to complete a Letter of Inquiry. For all EIG program information, please click here.
Please check our eligibility page before submitting your Letter of Inquiry. GAR staff reviews inquiries every week, so no need to wait until the LOI deadline to inquire. The established Letter of Inquiry deadlines are designed to give potential applicants time to receive feedback on their concept prior to investing significant time in completing a full application.
2013 Deadlines for Submitting a Letter of Inquiry
To apply for our Feb. 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by January 7, 2013.
To apply for our May 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by April 8, 2013.
To apply for our August 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by July 8, 2013.
To apply for our Nov. 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by October 7, 2013.
Download a Letter of Inquiry Form and send the completed form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Capital/Equipment Funding Update
Please note that GAR Foundation continues to suspend its capital grants program. Capital grant applications include funds for equipment requests and other capital building/renovation purposes. We will not accept applications for these purposes until further notice. Please continue to check back here or with a GAR Foundation program officer to discuss any change to this policy.