If, after reviewing the Grant Guidelines, you have sufficient reason to believe that the Foundation’s interest areas and funding preferences are compatible with the need of your organization, send a Letter of Inquiry to the Grants Administrator. If you need further clarification or guidance, please feel free to call the Foundation.
Your Letter of Inquiry should include:
- Contact Information: State the name and direct contact information (phone/email/mailing address) for this request
- Narrative (1-3 pages):
- State organization name, as recognized by the IRS (name listed on the IRS letter of determination), and EIN
- State mission and brief history of your organization
- List and briefly describe current programing and numbers served in each
- Share quantitative data highlights of your program successes
- State the size of your current fiscal year operating budget
- List top five recent grants from foundations and/or corporations (include name of institution, grant amount, FY received)
- Explanation of need for support and amount you are requesting
- If the request involves renovations or alterations to property, does the organization own or lease the property? If leased, what are the current terms of the lease?
- List of secured, pledged, and pending project funders/financing with corresponding amounts
- State projected project timeline
- Project Budget
The Foundation is unable to accept electronically submitted Letters of Inquiry, either by fax or via e-mail. Inquiry letters must be on agency letterhead and signed by the executive director, president or appropriate Board representative.
Letters of Inquiry should be directed to:
The Ahmanson Foundation
9215 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210