How to Apply

The Philip L. Graham Fund follows a two-step application process. Organizations interested in applying for funding from the Philip L. Graham Fund must first submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) through our online application system prior to one of three deadlines each year. Before submitting an LOI, applicants should review the Fund’s Interest Areas, Eligibility, and Frequently Asked Questions webpages to ensure the organization and the request fit within the Fund’s giving priorities. Please keep in mind that while consideration is occasionally given to other requests, the Fund remains committed to primarily funding requests for special, one-time needs of organizations (e.g., equipment and capital needs) rather than general operating, staffing or program support. Multiyear grants are awarded rarely.


The Fund only accepts letters of inquiry via our online application system. A link to the online application will be available here beginning two month prior to each LOI deadline. The next LOI deadline is December 2, 2014.


If you are a returning applicant and would like to access an in-process application, view a read only version of a past application, or if you have been invited to submit a full proposal, please click on the link below to access the Account Login screen:


Applicants will be notified of the Fund’s interest via e-mail within one month of each LOI deadline. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee funding.