Apply for a Grant

Apply for a Grant

We provide small and large grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, federally recognized tribal governments, and to political subdivisions, such as school districts or libraries. Preference is given to projects that affect work at the community level while providing tangible and measurable results. 

Every grant applicant must include a letter of recommendation from any HDR employees who are actively involved in the organization. These employees will act as "employee sponsors" to help answer questions about the application process, but an HDR employee cannot fill out the application for an organization. If an applicant does not have an HDR employee sponsor, it will not be considered for a grant. 

Learn more about the HDR Foundation — where we give, our areas of focus and who can apply for a grant.

Large Grants

We consider our large grants on an annual basis. The grants are greater than $15,000 and are at least one year in duration. We will review multi-year requests only for projects with significant outcomes. In these cases, the grantee must clearly demonstrate the significance and advantage of funding a multi-year request. Our online application must be completed to be considered for any grant funding. Grant recipients will be contacted with the foundation's decision once approved by the Foundation Board.

Large grant applications are due each year on Sept. 15.

Small Grants

Small grants range between $5,000 and $15,000 and are distributed twice a year. Our online application must be completed to be considered for any grant funding. Grant recipients will be contacted with the foundation's decision once approved by the Foundation Board. 

Small grant applications are due on Jan. 15 and April 15 of each year.

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