The Trustees of the Seabury Foundation meet 3 times a year, in February, May and October. For unsolicited requests a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) on organization letterhead or from an organization's webmail address must precede submission of a full proposal at least 45 days in advance of the proposal deadlines. Because of the rising number of LOIs we receive we must insist that the LOI be received in our office on or before the due date - no exceptions. Even if you are a past grantee you must still submit an LOI for a new or renewed grant.
In order to be considered, all submissions (i.e., both the LOI and any subsequent proposal) must be made to The Seabury Foundation office by e-mail and one mailed hard copy of the LOI or proposal, and both must be received by the close of business (4:30 p.m., Central Time) on the due dates, or by the close of business on the last full business day prior to any due date that falls on a weekend day. The hard copy should be addressed to the Foundation Director, with the e-mail copy being sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters of Inquiry need only be 1-2 pages in length. They must describe in general the mission of the organization, the program or project for which funding is sought, how the proposed program or project fits within our guidelines, the anticipated outcome of the program or project, a statement as to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, the total budget cost of the program or project, and the amount sought. Staff will respond to Letters of Inquiry within a reasonable period of time in advance of proposal deadlines. The following chart explains the various deadlines:
LOI DUE DATE PROPOSAL DEADLINE DATE MEETING DATE
September 15 November 1 February
January 15 March 1 May
June 15 August 1 October
If your organization is not invited to submit a full proposal following your LOI, or if your funding request is turned down, one full year must then elapse from the date of the letter declining your LOI or proposal before we will consider another LOI.
If you are invited to submit a full proposal, the proposal must be received in our office by the close of business (as detailed above) on or before the deadline date to be considered, and it must include the following:
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