2017/18 Grant Deadlines

IMPORTANT – Live now – we have a new application for Board Grants above $20,000. Please note important dates* below. To review our complete grant application process, click here.


  • CYCLE 3 (2017)

    Proposal Deadline | Oct. 2

    Site Visits | Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

    Board Meeting | Dec. 14

Please join us for an optional meeting on changes to our grant applications

(1.12.17) During the latter half of 2016, the SLF staff reviewed our grant application to determine ways to improve it. Our goal was to refine the application to be more thorough, concise, and user-friendly for both grantees and Foundation staff. Many of you also shared your thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of our existing format which informed our discussion. The result of these discussions is an updated application that will be available for the April 2017 grant cycle.

The purpose of this revision is to make the process easier, but the changes may take some orientation. To that end, we will be holding two meetings in February so that you can gain clear insight into the information we are looking for in each section of the proposal.

These sessions are completely optional, but will provide an opportunity for us to answer all of your questions. This meeting is for any organization interested in learning about the updated grant application that will be used for all grant cycles starting in April 2017 (not just prospective grantees for the April 2017 proposal deadline).>

Please register for one of these two meetings for an overview and discussion of the updated application:

Event location:
Fairhill Partners
Lakeview Room (4th Floor)
12200 Fairhill Road,
Cleveland, OH 44120

Continental breakfast provided

*Please register by January 31, 2017*