Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a deadline?

The Foundation does not have deadlines. However, grants received after November 1 may not be reviewed until after January 1st. 

Do you accept unsolicited proposals? 

We no longer accept unsolicited proposals.

What is the typical grant for first-time grantees? 

First-time applicants should request between $10,000 - $25,000. 

Do you have any geographic restrictions? 

We tend not to fund hyper-local projects unless they are in the DC area. Otherwise we do not have restrictions.  

Do you want a summary as well as a proposal?

Yes, the Foundation would like a one- or two-page summary in addition to the proposal.

Do you accept e-mailed or faxed documents?

No, please send a hard copy of all materials. 

When will we receive a response?

Typically, a response will be received within 60 days after the receipt of a complete proposal.

May the year-end report be submitted with a new proposal?

No. The year-end report should be submitted separately and clearly entitled as the year-end report. Faxed or e-mailed reports will not be accepted.

May the year-end report be submitted before the due date?

If the funds provided by the Farvue Foundation are expended earlier than the due date for the year-end report, the report may be submitted prior to the due date. However, typically the Foundation limits funding to one disbursement per year per grantee.

When may I send in a new proposal?

New proposals will be accepted no earlier than ten months after the award date of the prior grant .