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

Recap blog post from After the Leap conference panel discussion

(12.06.13) At the After the Leap conference this week held in Washington, D.C., The Center for Effective Philanthropy’s Phil Buchanan asked the conference panel, “Do funders get it?” The “it” to which Phil referred was the need to support nonprofits in developing the capacity to assess and improve their performance. Saint Luke’s Foundation President and CEO Denise San Antonio Zeman and Carol Thompson Cole of Venture Philanthropy Partners served on the panel and described the work that their organizations perform to support nonprofits – specifically, the way they invest in organizations to really strengthen them by providing long-term, unrestricted, general operating support. Read more about this in Phil Buchanan’s blog post.