Application Process: More Than $4,000

Application Process: More Than $4,000

For Requests of $4,000 or More

Requests of more than $4,000 are to apply to our larger grant process, which follows the typical LOI/Application grant process. There are two grant cycles for this larger grant process.

For information on smaller grant requests, please click on requests for $1,000-$4,000.

First Cycle 2024
(Not applicable for the arts)
Second Cycle 2024
(Not applicable for the arts)
LOI due (by midnight) February 15 August 15
LOI decisions notified by Mid-April September 30
Grant Applications due (by midnight) May 3 November 6
Board decisions made Mid-June Mid-December

NOTE: As a reminder, the Foundation does not accept grant applications for the Arts. To learn about changes to our grantmaking in the Arts, click here.

Please read What We Fund carefully to determine if your organization’s programs or projects meet our funding criteria.

The first step in applying for funding from The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation is to submit your request via our online platform. Please see Create a Login to set up your account.  If you believe your organization has applied in the past, please reach out to us so that we can confirm whether or not an account has already been created for your organization before you create one for yourself.

Once logged in, click on “Apply” at the top of the page and then select “Larger Grants Process.” Complete the required fields and submit.

Those 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 provide at the time of the LOI submission. Please contact us if the contact information has changed. 

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

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

The Foundation Board of Trustees meet and 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 when you might expect the grant agreement and payment. Required follow-up progress reports may be required and indicated in your grant agreement.

For single year grants:
In the true spirit of trust-based philanthropy, we do not require any progress reports — written or via meeting/call – for single-year grants. We hope this comes as good news for you as we know you have more important things to do than to spend time preparing reports for us.

Although the post-grant reporting requirement is waived, we continue to have an open-door policy with all of our grantees. If at any point you would like to discuss any concerns or ideas with us, we welcome the conversation. And if you have any materials that you may have prepared for another foundation or for the general public, please feel free to forward them on to us.

For multi-year grants:
In lieu of submitting a traditional written report, we will be reaching out to you, approximately 30 days prior to the due date (typically one year from your first payment), to schedule a phone call to learn about how the year went. We hope you welcome the opportunity to have a conversation about it versus submitting a written report. However, if you have already completed a report for another funder detailing the same activities, please feel free to upload that into our online portal. No need to change the foundation names on your document; we know your time is better spent elsewhere!

An email will be sent to you approximately 30 days prior to the due date.

At any time, you can login to the online portal to view your dashboard and report deadlines.

For Rolling grants:
Reports are not required.