PLEASE READ: Our processes and timelines have changed significantly.
The Biddle Foundation has two grant cycles per year, one for the Student Success and Learning Program and one for the Arts Program. The process begins with the submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our online system. See below for links to the LOI forms.
The foundation receives many more LOIs than can be funded. After reviewing all of them, we will conduct follow-up calls with a limited number of applicants to discuss their projects and determine whether they are good fits with our programmatic interests. We will accept full proposals based on those conversations. We will email all LOI applicants to let you know our decision.
Organizations may have only active grant at a time. A final narrative and financial report on the organization’s previous grant must be received by the foundation before a new LOI is submitted. If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, please call the foundation before submitting an LOI.
The maximum grant is $10,000.
For 2018, Student Success and Learning LOIs are due between December 1-15, 2017, with an ultimate funding decision in June 2018. NOTE: The timeline for 2019 grants will change. LOIs will be due October 1, 2018 for a March 2019 decision.
For 2018, Arts LOIs are due between April 1-April 15, 2018, with an ultimate funding decision in September 2018. NOTE: The timeline for 2019 grants will change. LOIs will be due April 1 for a September 2019 decision.
|Student Success and Learning Program||Arts Program|
|LOIs are accepted||December 1-15, 2017||April 1-15, 2018|
|Response to LOI||January 5, 2018||April 30, 2018|
|Follow-up calls||January 8-19, 2018||May 1-11, 2018|
|Full proposal deadline||March 1, 2018||June 15, 2018|
|Grant decision||June 15, 2018||September 15, 2018|