About GAR

Letter of Inquiry

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.


Next Steps
  • 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 info@garfdn.org.

2016 Deadlines for Submitting a Letter of Inquiry 

To apply for our Feb. 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by January 11, 2016.

To apply for our May 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by April 11, 2016.

To apply for our August 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by July 11, 2016.

To apply for our Nov. 1 application deadline, we must have your Letter of Inquiry by October 10, 2016.

 


Deadlines

Letter of Inquiry

LOIs are reviewed on a weekly basis, so you may submit one at any time. Please visit our Letter of Inquiry page for detailed deadline information.  

January 11, 2016

April 11, 2016

July 11, 2016

October 10, 2016

Grant Applications 

February 1, 2016

May 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

April 15, 2016 Capital requests only 

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