Application Process

Beginning in 2021,  In order to evaluate available funding and better accommodate our grantees, all grant requests of $100,000.00 or more will only be considered at our third quarter board meeting. Please plan accordingly, refer to our Application Tip Sheet, and reach out to our office with questions or concerns. 

 

STEP 1:

Please Refer to our Gifting Guidelines to ensure that your organization is eligible for funding.

If you have received previous funding from us, please view the below link. A follow-up report MUST be on file updating us on your last grant before additional funding requests will be considered. Please download and submit your report via email to grigglewis@grigglewis.org

Click here to view and download a Follow-Up Report.

STEP 2:

Please submit a Letter of Inquiry outlining your request for funding. LOI’s should be concise. Please give a brief description of your project, a timeline for completion, dollar amount requested, and a clear emphasis on how your program will benefit the residents of Niagara County.

Please follow deadlines for submitting LOI’s listed below. You must allow at least 2 weeks between your LOI and the application deadline in order to give staff ample time to research your project and be sure there are funds available during the current quarter to entertain your request.

After your initial LOI is reviewed, you will be sent a letter inviting you to submit a full application, or you will receive a letter of declination.

Please be sure to provide a valid email address. An application will be emailed to you. All applications should be submitted electronically, via our website, or via email.

STEP 3:

If you receive an invitation to submit an application, you may now do so by using the “Submit an Application” page. Please do not apply without an invitation by the Foundation, or your application may be immediately declined.

Click here for a tip sheet on how to submit a successful application.

Or, if you prefer, a hard copy of our application will be sent with your invite. You can fill it out and mail or email to the address listed below:

Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc.
76 West Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
email: grigglewis@grigglewis.org

**If your application is not received by the end of the business day on the dates specified below, it will be held until the next board meeting. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm.**

2021 Grant Applicants – Please be aware that we have updated our application process. Our quarterly funding periods have been announced and are listed below.

All grants of $100,000.00 or more will only be considered at our third quarter board meeting. In order to give our larger grant requests proper attention, and to allow time to schedule a site visit and board presentation, we encourage you to apply earlier in the year. We will begin working on your request as soon as it is received, but we will hold our decision until the third quarter meeting.

2021 Board Meetings and Information Deadlines

Letters of inquiry to be received no later than:

January 29, 2021
April 16, 2021
*July 9, 2021
October 8, 2021

Application Deadline:

February 12, 2021
April 30, 2021
*July 23, 2021
October 22, 2021

Board Meeting Dates:

March 26, 2021
June 17, 2021
*September 9, 2021
December 9, 2021

*Third Quarter: all grants of $100,000.00 or more will only be reviewed at our third quarter board meeting. Lesser grants will still be considered at all four quarterly meetings.