Before You Apply

Woods Charitable Fund only accepts applications from non-profit organizations that have communicated with us and have been asked to complete an application form. Organizations seeking to renew previous grants also are required to contact the Fund before reapplying.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND A FULL PROPOSAL BEFORE CONTACTING THE FUND.

Contact the Fund by telephone or by sending a 2-page letter of intent, including budget information, by mail or e-mail. Our staff can then help you decide whether it is worth your time and expense to proceed with a full proposal. Organizations interested in applying for Breakthrough Initiative Grants must contact the Fund to receive permission to complete an online Letter of Intent.

Many excellent proposals cannot be funded because there are absolute limits to the number of proposals the Fund can study thoroughly and support.

If your organization receives a grant, you will be asked to sign a grant agreement form requiring online reports on use of the grant in relation to the original proposal objectives and program results. A selected number of grantees may be asked to participate in a post-grant evaluation to study program accomplishments in more depth.

Please read the list of considerations the Board of Directors makes when reviewing a grant proposal.