Letter of Inquiry

We recognize the intensity of effort required to prepare a complete grant proposal.  Potential applicants are encouraged to submit a brief letter of inquiry (LOI) to ascertain the Foundation's interest prior to submitting a full proposal. 

The letter should include a brief summary of the project and a paragraph on the organization (1-2 pages in total) and an estimate of the amount that would be requested. We would appreciate receiving inquiries at least four weeks in advance of the deadline to allow time for consultation with a program officer and for proposal development. (Proposal deadlines are March 1 and September 15 for the spring and fall funding cycles, respectively.)

Inquiries may be emailed to tinker@tinker.org, or mailed to the Foundation’s street address.