Apply for a GrantGrant Application Process

Letters of Inquiry

Kalliopeia welcomes Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) from organizations interested in applying for a grant. After careful review, we invite organizations that align closely with our mission and meet our grantmaking criteria to submit a full grant proposal. Kalliopeia reviews proposals by invitation only.

Letters of Inquiry may be sent at any time of the year. Please include the following information:

Organization & Contact Information:

  • Organization's name, address, and website;
  • Contact person's name, title, phone number, and email address;

Narrative (1500 words or less):

  • Organization's purpose and ongoing programs;
  • Amount of funding to be requested;
  • If project funding, description of the project and how the funds would be allocated;
  • Leadership and staffing.

Attachments:

  • Copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt letter for the organization or the project's fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizationís financial statements:

    • Budget-to-Actual for income and expenses for the most recent completed fiscal year;
    • Budget-to-Actual for income and expenses for the current fiscal year to date;
    • If applicable, a projected Budget of income and expenses for the fiscal year for which you would be seeking funding (ignore if you are applying for funding for the current fiscal year);
    • List of the committed and pending funding request amounts for the current fiscal year, and, if applicable, the fiscal year for which you seek funding. Please include government, corporate, and foundation grants that you have applied for or will be applying for, including Kalliopeia Foundation.

  • Project's financial statements (if applicable):

    • Budget-to-Actual for income and expenses for the most recent completed fiscal year;
    • Budget-to-Actual for income and expenses for the current fiscal year to date;
    • If applicable, a projected Budget of income and expenses for the fiscal year for which you are seeking funding (if different from the current fiscal year).
    • List of the committed and pending funding request amounts for the current fiscal year, and, if applicable, the fiscal year for which you seek funding. Please include government, corporate, and foundation grants that you have applied for or will be applying for, including Kalliopeia Foundation.

Please mail one copy, printed single or double sided, to:

Grants Committee
Kalliopeia Foundation
PO Box 151020
San Rafael, CA 94915

In addition to the mailed copy of your LOI, please e-mail an electronic copy of the letter and the attachments in Word or Excel, or as a PDF.

After careful review, if we feel your organization meets our criteria, we will send a letter requesting a full proposal (RFP).

We try to respond to all LOI submissions within twelve weeks. If you have not received a response by that time, please contact us at info@kalliopeia.org.

A Few Words About Our Proposal Review Process

Kalliopeia Foundation accepts full proposals by invitation only. After reading your LOI, if we feel your organization meets our criteria, we will invite you to submit a full proposal.

Our staff and board review proposals every one to two months; however, please note that our calendars are sometimes full several months ahead, and it can take as long as six months to review a proposal. In reading a proposal, we consider how the organization's work fits with our grantmaking goal and programs, along with the grantmaking criteria listed in the grant information page.

We welcome any questions you may have about the process or timing of your proposal review. Please address questions to info@kalliopeia.org.