Grant Requests

There are no official forms to use in applying for a grant. If your Letter of Inquiry has been reviewed and approved for further consideration, you will be contacted by a Program Officer and asked to submit a detailed grant request. The request should take the form of a proposal and be accompanied by a cover letter on the letterhead of the applicant’s organization. Include a letter from the Executive Director, President, or appropriate Board Representative if someone else submits the cover letter.

Please review our checklist of proposal materials.

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Not all of these requirements will apply to your organization.

If you have questions, please contact your assigned Program Officer.

Requests for funding should include the following:

  1. Brief cover letter describing the proposed project and the amount of money requested
  2. Organizational overview and program description
  3. Financial information including a line-item project budget, operating budget, audited financial statements, and a list of pending and committed funds toward both the project, and the organization as a whole.
  4. Copy of the 501(c)3 tax-exempt status letter, and a list of board members

Letters of Inquiry and Grant Requests should be directed to:

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

The Foundation is unable to accept electronically submitted letters of inquiry and grant requests, either by fax or via e-mail. Inquiry and request letters must be on agency letterhead and signed by the executive director, president or appropriate Board representative.