How to Apply

All grant requests should first be submitted to the Hall Family Foundation as a brief summary, in writing. These initial letters of inquiry are reviewed by the staff. If the request appears to fall within the Foundation’s areas of interests and meets the guidelines, staff will then ask for a full proposal.

A full proposal should include:

  1. A clear description of the project for which funds are being requested, including program goals and objectives, documentation of need and expected outcomes;
  2. A brief background on the proposing organization or agency;
  3. A detailed expense budget for the project indicating how the funds would be spent and over what time period;
  4. An income statement showing other sources of project support, public and/or private, which have been or will be solicited, including a statement of funds that have been received or pledged to date;
  5. A financial plan showing how the project will be supported beyond the grant period;
  6. Criteria and/or method by which effectiveness of the grant will be measured;
  7. Biographical information on the staff responsible for managing the project;
  8. A list of the organization’s current board of directors and their terms of office. Board members may be contacted for information regarding the grant proposal;
  9. A copy of the organization’s most recent 501(c)(3) tax exempt ruling from the IRS;
  10. The organization’s most recent certified audit or audited financial statement, where applicable; and,
  11. Proof of risk management provisions (i.e., accreditations, certifications, licenses, insurance coverage, background checks for contact with children, etc., as applicable).

The applicant will be contacted if staff needs further information or wants to conduct a site visit. The average review period is six to eight weeks. Lengthy proposals and phone calls without previous staff contact are strongly discouraged.

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life.