Application Process


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

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


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.


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

**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.**

2020 Board Meetings and Information Deadlines

Letters of inquiry to be received no later than:

January 10, 2020
April 10, 2020
July 10, 2020
October 9, 2020


Application Deadline:

February 7, 2020
May 8, 2020
August 7, 2020
November 6, 2020


Board Meeting Dates:

March 26, 2020
June 18, 2020
September 17, 2020
December 17, 2020