Thank you for your interest in the Stryker Johnston Foundation. We are always eager to learn about organizations, programs, and initiatives that strengthen and build thriving, equitable communities and are working to eliminate intergenerational poverty.
The first step of our responsive grant funding process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our online system. Based on this initial inquiry we do our homework to make sure we are a good fit for working together before inviting applicants to submit additional information or a full proposal. Complete funding requests are reviewed by the Board of Directors and funding decisions are made at quarterly board meetings.
The amount of time it takes to complete this process depends on the request (scope and complexity of work, size of funding request, history of working with the Foundation, etc.). Our goal is to complete each due diligence process, and notify applicants of funding decisions, as quickly as possible. However, some processes will require more time than others. We will stay in contact with each applicant throughout this process. We recommend submitting an LOI six months before funding is needed. If you have any questions regarding our grant process and eligibility, please give us a call.
Thank you for taking the time to share your work with us. We look forward to hearing from you!
1. Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). LOIs may be submitted at any time through our online system. The intention of the LOI is to help us gain a high-level understanding of your work and to confirm alignment with our mission, funding priorities, and eligibility requirements. We typically respond to LOIs within three weeks.
Questions included in the online LOI may be viewed here. Responses to these questions must be submitted through our online grant system. Applicants do not need to complete the online LOI in one session.
2. Submit a full proposal. Organizations whose work aligns with our mission, funding priorities, and eligibility requirements may be invited to submit a full proposal (online) and/or additional organizational information. We may also request a call, meeting, and/or site visit in order to better understand your work.
3. Proposal review and funding decision. We review each proposal and final funding decisions are made by the Board of Directors at quarterly board meetings. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within one week of these meetings.
Quarterly board meetings are currently scheduled to take place in:
- December 2017- applicants will be notified of funding decisions the week of December 11, 2017
- February 2018
- June 2018
- September 2018
- November 2018
Once a funding request is approved, we work with grant partners to outline key milestones and expected outcomes, set up a schedule for quarterly or semi-annual verbal check-ins, and complete a grant agreement.