Apply for a Grant

We are proud to work with nonprofit partners to achieve our collective goals and better the communities where O’Neill family members live and where they’re actively involved with the work of the Foundation.

Submission Requirements

Organizations that answer “yes” to each of the following questions, will be best positioned to apply.

Before Starting Your Application

Visit our  Pre-Application Webinars & Resources page and Grants & Initiatives page to learn which type of grant to apply for (capacity building, program support, or general operating).

The Grant Process

The application process begins with the submission of a proposal, budget, and activity plan through our grants management system. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary contact after the application is submitted.

The time between the date of application and award notification will be approximately 4 months. During this time, staff and O’Neill family members will review proposals. Selected organizations will be invited by phone or email to schedule a site visit with Foundation staff or family members within 30 days of the application deadline. The actual site visit may not take place for several weeks.

Our grant cycles are very competitive. If declined, we will be happy to answer questions regarding the request. Applicants can return at any time.

2019 Application Deadlines

Once available, our 2019 Responsive Grantmaking dates will be posted here.

Cycle 1 (2018)

Applications Become Available:
January 15, 2018

Applications Due:
March 5, 2018

Grant Term:
June 2018 – June 2019

Cycle 2 (2018)

Applications Become Available:
July 16, 2018

Applications Due:
September 7, 2018

Grant Term:
December 2018 – December 2019

Log In to Submit Your Application

Once you have reviewed the guidelines above, we encourage you to apply. If you have further questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Grants Management System  Login Instructions