Grant Guidelines

Eligibility

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 apply@bloomfieldfamilyfound.org. 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 apply@bloomfieldfamilyfound.org.

Letter of Interest Guidance

Your Letter of Interest should include the following: