Grant Process


Rockwell Fund makes grants for general operations, programs or projects, capacity building, planning and evaluation. (See WHAT WE FUND.)

We do not give grants directly to individuals. Grants are made only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organization or a church/political subdivision that is not required to obtain a Section 501(c)(3) designation.

All new and prior applicants (not currently funded) must first complete an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI).  Check our Grant Review Schedule, on this page, to determine the correct time for submission. Current Rockwell grantees can continue to Step 2 – Application.

Letter of Inquiry

Grant Application

If your LOI was approved, you will receive a Grant Application Packet from our Grants Administrator via email.

Current grantees will receive updated Grant Application Packets two months prior to the quarterly meeting of the interest area their proposal fits in. Please refer to the Grant Review Schedule for Grant Application deadlines.

We only accept electronic submission of completed applications via email. We do not accept applications sent via fax, mail or hand delivery. Email an electronic copy of a completed application plus all requested attachments per the Grant Application Checklist in one email to

Grant Application Review

Once a full application packet has been received, it will be assigned to a program officer for review, who may request a site visit

Please understand that an invitation to submit an application packet does not guarantee that the application will be approved.

Grant Decisions

After each quarterly Board meeting, applicants are notified by email regarding the disposition of their request.

Organizations selected for funding will receive a grant agreement letter via email, which must be printed, signed, scanned and returned via email to the Grants Administrator. Funds are typically disbursed within 30 days of Board approval, pending receipt of an executed grant agreement letter. Organizations not selected for funding will receive an email informing them of the Board’s decision within 14 days.

2022 Grant Review Schedule

1st quarter

Issue area

Special Initiatives – Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries (ACAM), Prison Entrepreneurship Program

LOI Submissions Deadline

RFI does not accept LOIs for special initiatives.  Grant proposals are by invitation only.

Grant Proposal Submissions Deadline

February 4, 2022

Board Meeting

March 24, 2021

2nd quarter

Issue area


LOI Submissions Begin

January 13, 2022

LOI Submissions Deadline

March 15, 2022

Grant Proposal Submissions Deadline

April 13, 2022

Board Meeting

 June 9, 2022

3rd quarter

Issue area


LOI Submissions Begin

April 1, 2022

LOI Submissions Deadline

June 3, 2022

Grant Proposal Submissions Deadline

July 1, 2022

Board Meeting

September 18, 2022

4th quarter

Issue area


LOI Submissions Begin

June 8, 2022

LOI Submission Deadline

August 12, 2022

Grant Proposal Submissions Deadline

September 9, 2022

Board Meeting

December 1, 2022


Frequently Asked Questions

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