All letters of inquiry are reviewed by Foundation board and staff. Applicants will be notified by email or letter whether they are requested so submit a full proposal. Responses to letters of inquiry typically will be made within thirty days from the date received.
If it is determined from the letter of inquiry that the proposed project may meet the Foundation's priorities and interest, then the applicant will be permitted to submit a full grant application, a copy of which is available below. Regrettably, the availability of grant funds permits a favorable response to only a limited number of requests. Since the Foundation requests more proposals than it can fund, a decision to permit your organization to submit a full grant application should not be interpreted as an indication of likely support. Lack of approval bears no reflection on the worthiness and merit of the proposal and organization submitting the request.
For the grant and letter of inquiry guidelines in PDF or Microsoft Word format please click below.
The average grant is between $5,000 and $15,000. Grants are usually awarded on a one-time basis. Grantees should not assume that approval of grant implies commitment to ongoing future support.
The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of a pluralistic public space and the empowerment of disadvantaged groups. Consideration is given to projects that enhance tolerance and equality of opportunity. Preference is given to projects that display innovation, maximization of resources and systemic improvement.
The Foundation does not give to medical research, disease prevention or capital projects.
There is no deadline for the submission of letters of inquiry
All applicants are required to submit a letter of inquiry before submitting a full grant application. Before applying for a grant, applicants should carefully review the Foundation's guidelines. Once you have determined that your organization or project fits within the guidelines, a brief letter of inquiry should be submitted to the Foundation describing the program for which the funds are being requested. The letter, not to exceed two pages, should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Kathryn Ames Foundation, 305 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 308, Towson, Maryland 21204.
The letter of inquiry should include the following:
For the application in PDF or Microsoft Word format please click below.
The Kathryn Ames Foundation