WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The following section summarizes the Foundation's review process, including what to expect once you have submitted your Letter of Inquiry.
There are no deadlines, the Foundation accepts and reviews Letters of Inquiry on a year-round rolling basis.
Acknowledging Receipt of Your Letter of Inquiry
All Letters of Inquiry are acknowledged upon receipt.
The volume of requests as well as the diligence of our full review process requires a three-to-six-month period, which should be factored into the applicant's funding plan.
Additional Information and Site Visits
Program staff may request additional information or a site visit to better familiarize themselves with the organization, its management team and the project proposal. Staff will initiate requests for meetings or visits.
Invitation to Submit a Proposal
If your Letter of Inquiry results in an invitation to proceed with a full proposal, we will contact you. Typically the initial review process will take between four and six weeks. Proposal review is a competitive process and submission does not guarantee funding.
Upon completion of the proposal review, a program director develops a funding recommendation, which is reviewed with the Foundation's Trustees. Recommendations are based on a proposal and the organization's match with Foundation Guidelines and Selection Criteria.
After Receiving a Fidelity Foundation Grant
The Foundation requires grant recipients to submit a six-month update and a Post-Grant Report one year after receiving a grant. The Post-Grant Review section provides details on this process and the type of information we request in order to learn about the impact of our grants.
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