What We Do

Application Procedure

The Foundation makes grants for both operating support and program support, but does not make multi-year commitments.  Organizations may receive funding up to four years, after which they must take a two-year hiatus.

Most of our grant making is limited to programs or organizations in Los Angeles County.

Deadlines are:

January 15th for the March meeting;

April 15th for the June meeting;

July 15th for the September meeting;

October 15th for the December meeting.

 

All proposals should be submitted online on or before the day of the deadline. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day.

*Please note, we have moved to a new online application platform starting with the April 15, 2022 deadline!  If you had signed up previously on egrant, you will need to create a new username and password for GoApply.  You will see the application under the "Opportunities" Tab. 

 

As this is a new application for us and although we have done significant internal testing, this will be the real testing phase.  We are hopeful the transition is smooth and you will find the user experience to be much improved.  If you experience any issues, have questions or any helpful feedback on the process, please e-mail Alyssa Santino, Program Director at alyssa@jdrown.org.  

If you have a progress report due, please sign up for an account as well and email Alyssa Santino.  There will be an extra step on our end to activate the Progress Report phase.

Click the link below to submit your proposal online:

Proposals should include a brief description of the organization, its history and current programs, a statement of need, the specific amount requested, and, if applying for a particular program, a statement of the objectives for that program.

 

In addition, all proposals must include:

  • a current annual operating budget and, if appropriate, a program budget

  • a 501(c)(3) tax determination letter or an Advance Ruling letter from the Internal Revenue Service

  • the most recent audited financial statements

  • a copy of the most recent complete Form 990 filed with the Internal Revenue Service

  • a list of the current Board of Directors

  • any other pertinent supplemental documents

Government institutions that do not have a 501(c)(3) letter are exempt from that requirement. New organizations that do not yet have audited financial statements or a Form 990 may submit unaudited information.

As we receive many request, incomplete applications will not be processed. Organizations submitting complete requests will be notified immediately after the Board Meeting. Organizations that are declined must wait one year before re-applying and must submit all requested materials with each application.

The Foundation does not provide funds to individuals, endowments, capital campaigns or building funds. The Foundation does not underwrite annual meetings, conferences or special events, nor does it fund religious programs or purchase tickets to fundraising events.

Although the Foundation does not currently produce an annual report, a list of sample grants is available on this website.