To ensure your
organization fits
well with the
Fund's priorities...

For Grantseekers: Overview

In this section of our web site, we provide a step-by-step guide to the Fund’s grant application process. It begins with ensuring that your organization/program fits well with the Fund’s priorities, and that you meet minimum eligibility requirements. We then direct you to our Letter of Inquiry form, which can be submitted to us electronically. We have also provided the guidelines for submitting a full proposal, if requested by one of the Fund’s program officers. We highly recommend that you review these steps in order. If you have questions at any point, please feel free to contact the Fund.

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The Fund receives a large number of requests for many worthwhile projects and organizations. The process is very competitive.

Learn if your project fits with the Fund's priorities »


Applicant organizations, or their sponsors, must have non-profit tax status to be eligible for consideration. The Fund also limits its work geographically and does not fund certain types of activities.

Before going any further, make sure your organization and project are eligible to receive a grant from the Haas Fund »

Letter of Inquiry

The Letter of Inquiry (LOI) is the preferred form of initial contact with the Fund.

Unless directed by a program officer to submit a full proposal, please start the formal application process here »

Full Proposal

In this section, we provide guidelines for submission of a full proposal to the Fund, and all the necessary forms. Please do not submit a full proposal unless you have been directed to do so by a program officer.

Full Proposal »

Community Youth Center

The Community Youth Center offers a range of programs and services to help youth succeed on every level, including a 2014 Thanksgiving celebration.

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