Application Process2017-11-01T18:06:46+00:00

Application Process

Application Process

The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation has two grantmaking cycles per year, with awards typically in June and December. You need not schedule a meeting with our staff prior to submitting your request.

We have a two-step application process that consists of the initial submission of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) followed by a full application, if invited. LOIs and grant applications must be submitted through our online application system no later than midnight on the listed deadline dates. Please note, while they may be submitted anytime, LOIs received between deadlines will be held for consideration in the following grant cycle.

If you believe that your organization is a strong candidate for financial support, please follow the directions below.

Please contact Bridget De Leon at bridget@fowlerfamilyfdn.org or at 216-906-4578 if you have any questions.

The first step in applying for funding from The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation is to submit a Letter of Inquiry via our online process. You may review the questions for the LOI; however all applications must be submitted in our online system to be considered.

For each grant cycle, the LOIs that closely align with our funding focus will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Those organizations and requests that closely align with our funding focus may be invited to submit a full grant application. Notification will be sent to invited organizations via the contact information you provided at the time of the LOI submission. Please contact us if the contact information has changed. 

Please note: The application form can only be accessed through our online grant process after approval of the LOI.

Each application is given careful consideration. If necessary, a site visit may be requested from our trustees; however, site visits are not a mandatory part of our grantmaking process.

The Foundation Board Members meet in the spring and fall to review all grant applications. If your application is approved for funding by our board, you will be sent an email notifying you of the grant details and that a grant agreement will be sent to you, along with your first check. Required follow-up progress reports will be indicated in your grant agreement and will be listed in your online grants dashboard with the due dates. A reminder email will be sent two weeks before the due date.