Determine if your organization needs to submit a Letter of Inquiry by answering these questions:
Are you a new applicant or applying for a new project or program?
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.
Have you received a grant in the last five years?
If you have received a grant in the past five years, and your current request is for the same purpose as previously awarded, you do not have to submit a Letter of Inquiry. If you received a grant award from GAR more than five years ago, regardless of purpose, you must submit a Letter of Inquiry.
Are you applying for an Educator Initiative Grant?
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 to ensure your organization or program meet the qualifications.
Check the LOI deadlines below. 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.
Download a Letter of Inquiry Form and send the completed form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Deadlines for Submitting a Letter of Inquiry
The 2014 LOI deadlines have passed. The next application deadline is November 1, 2014.
To apply for our Feb. 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by January 5, 2015.
To apply for our May 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by April 6, 2015.
To apply for our August 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by June 29, 2015.
To apply for our Nov. 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by October 5, 2015.