Grant Guidelines


The Bloomfield Family Foundation has established the following guidelines for organizations interested in submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI). Please be advised that a very limited number of LOIs will result in invitations to submit full applications. The Foundation will consider LOIs from 501(c)3 organizations active within the United States, with a revenue budget of under $2,000,000 and a grant proposal up to $10,000.

The Bloomfield Family Foundation prioritizes organizations with a demonstrated fit with its objectives. Preference is given to organizations for which our grants, averaging under $10,000, represent a significant contribution. The Foundation seeks organizations that have a well-developed approach to impact assessment; scalable/model programs; collaborative or community-based programs; and interactive (as opposed to passive) engagement with beneficiaries.

The Foundation will consider supporting: programs; operational support; endowment; or capacity building. Please note that the Foundation’s practice is not to make awards for general operating support to first-time applicants. It does not support indirect costs of program activities.

Our Grantmaking Process

The Foundation operates an annual grantmaking cycle.

Grants are typically for one year; in general, successful grantees may reapply the following year. Occasionally, an organization that has been funded for several years will be invited to submit an application for multi-year funding; this is by invitation only.

During the year of the grant, a grant report form will be sent to the grantee. The report will be returned to a Board representative, who will arrange a contact meeting with the grantee. After the meeting the Board representative will forward the completed report to the Foundation.

Letter of Interest Guidance

Your Letter of Interest should include the following: