Frequently Asked Questions

To submit a Letter of Inquiry, complete the form on the “Submit a Letter of Inquiry” page here. 

Please visit the Grant Seekers section of our website.

Although not a priority, each application for general support is evaluated on an individualized basis.

In any given year, the Hayden Foundation evaluates many Letters of Inquiry and full Grant Applications. Annually, the Foundation sets funding goals while negotiating a complex array of priorities and circumstances. If your organization did not receive a positive result in any particular year, that has no effect on the potential for success in any subsequent year.

Letters of Inquiry and subsequent Grant Applications can be submitted by an organization once per calendar year.

No. Letters of Inquiry and Grant Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Grant requests are considered twice per year, in May and November. However, in unique circumstances, grants may be awarded more often.

Grant amounts depend on many factors along with the due diligence conducted by the Hayden Foundation Grant Committee. These factors may include but not be limited to the size and scope of the project, perceived benefit, the organization’s budget, the capacity of management and other funding sources. Grant requests must specify the amount of funding requested. The Hayden Foundation will not provide funding for 100% of any budgetary request.

No. Organizations that do not have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code must use a fiscal sponsor with 501(c)(3) status in order to apply.

No. Organizations are eligible for one grant per year from the Hayden Foundation.

Yes. The Hayden Foundation will consider requests for renewed support for a project after the current grant period has been completed.

Yes. Organizations may reapply for funding once per calendar year.