Letter of Inquiry

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 Manager. If you need further clarification or guidance, please feel free to call the Foundation.
Your Letter of Inquiry should include:

  1. Narrative (1-3 pages)
    1. Organization
      1. Mission and brief history of your organization
      2. Brief description of your current programming
      3. State the size of your current fiscal year operating budget
    2. Request
      1. Explanation of need for support
      2. State the amount you are requesting
      3. State other funding sources under consideration or already secured
      4. State projected project timeline
  2. Attachment
    1. 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:

Grants Manager
The Ahmanson Foundation
9215 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90210