Letter of Inquiry Guidelines

Please submit your inquiry in English.

We recognize the intensity of effort required to prepare a complete grant request and, therefore, require potential applicants to submit a letter of inquiry prior to developing a full proposal.

Letters of inquiry should be submitted at least two to three weeks prior to the March 15 and September 15 deadlines for receipt of full proposals.  This will allow sufficient time for consultation and collaboration with a program officer to develop a full proposal.

Please note the deadlines of March 15 and September 15 are for full proposals.  The letter of inquiry intake portal will close no later than two weeks prior to these deadlines.

The information requested in the letter of inquiry process in the online portal is as follows:

  • basic information about the organization,
  • primary contact information,
  • a project title,
  • an executive summary of the project, and
  • an estimate of the amount to be requested.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please proceed to the portal Tinker Foundation Inquiry & Grant System to begin the inquiry process.