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. Generally, grants are made to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.

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 and be assigned to a program officer.

Current grantees will receive updated Grant Application Packets three months prior to the quarterly meeting for the relevant interest area. 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 reviewed by program staff 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.

2024 Grant Review Schedule

1st quarter

Issue area

Special Initiatives

LOI Submissions Deadline

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

Grant Application Submissions Deadline

To be determined

Board Meeting

March 21, 2024

2nd quarter

Issue area

Health, Capacity Building

LOI Submissions Begin

January 2, 2024

LOI Submissions Deadline

March 1, 2024

Grant Application Submissions Deadline

April 5, 2024

Board Meeting

June 6, 2024

3rd quarter

Issue area

Housing, Capacity Building

LOI Submissions Begin

March 25, 2024

LOI Submissions Deadline

May 24, 2024

Grant Application Submissions Deadline

July 3, 2024

Board Meeting

September 5, 2024

4th quarter

Issue area

Education, Capacity Building

LOI Submissions Begin

June 10, 2024

LOI Submission Deadline

August 9. 2024

Grant Application Submissions Deadline

September 13, 2024

Board Meeting

December 5, 2024


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