The Board of Trustees meets two times each year to consider applications and award grants. In order to allow ample time for the Trustees to review each request thoroughly, the following schedule has been adopted for the current grant cycle:

Summer/Fall 2019 Grant Cycle

  • Letter of Inquiries due August 15, 2019 by MIDNIGHT.
  • If invited (notified by September 24), proposals due November 21, 2019 by MIDNIGHT.
  • Decisions will be made in late December 2019.

In 2020, The Foundation will not be accepting grant LOIs or Applications.

In the 2020 calendar year, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation will be taking a pause in our responsive grantmaking to dedicate ourselves to learning about community issues and how the foundation may best serve the people and organizations doing the great work to improve Northeast Ohio. 

We plan to communicate with all of our partner grantees in the fourth quarter of 2020, to circle back on our newly-informed approach to grantmaking.