Grant Guidelines


The Bloomfield Family Foundation has established the following guidelines for organizations interested in submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI) for 2023. 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 $7,500, 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.

Proposals for 2023 from applicants not currently being funded by the BFF should meet all the guidelines below:

Our Grantmaking Process

The Foundation operates an annual grantmaking cycle. Invited Letters of Interest should be submitted via email, by the deadline of August 1, to Applicants will be informed in mid-August whether they are invited to submit a full application. The deadline for first-time applications is September 15. Grants are made by early December.

All new organizations applying to the Foundation will receive either an in-person or a virtual site visit by a Board member.

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

During the year of the grant, a contact meeting will be held with a Board representative. The representative will forward a report of that meeting to the grantee by August 15, for input and amendment. The final report is due by September 15 to

Letter of Interest Guidance

Your Letter of Interest should include the following: