The Park Foundation's application process strives to minimize unnecessary work for prospective grantees while collecting the information needed to determine whether a project, program or organization has funding potential.
At this time, emailed or faxed proposals are not accepted. Please submit all written correspondence to Park Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 550, Ithaca, New York 14851. Our street address is 301 E. State St., Ithaca, NY 14850.
Submitting A Proposal:
Before developing a proposal, prospective grantees should consult Program Interests to determine potential for funding. The application instructions and form are downloadable here:
APPLICATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND FORM (WORD/PDF)
The submission deadlines for 2013 are: January 4; April 4; July 5; and September 27. Proposals must arrive at the Foundation's office by the dates listed to be considered for a grant at the next quarterly Board meeting.
All proposals received will be acknowledged by email, usually within a week of receipt.
While the Foundation does not guarantee it, most decisions on full proposals are made within the quarter. Occasionally proposals are deferred to a subsequent quarter for reasons of volume, need for additional review, or other circumstances. Applicants will be notified if a deferral occurs.
Letters Of Inquiry:
Letters of Inquiry may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. The Foundation requests that applicants submit: (1) a cover letter that includes a summary of the project and (2) an inquiry cover sheet, downloadable here:
LETTER OF INQUIRY FORM (WORD/PDF)
Foundation staff may be reached at (607) 272-9124, or questions can be directed to email@example.com, whereupon they will be forwarded to the appropriate staff for response.