Application Procedures

Bay Area Grantees Only – The foundation has an online grants management portal where grantseekers can submit requests and review their own grants history online, in order to streamline the application process:

  • Current Grantees – The foundation prioritizes support for existing grantees in an effort to develop long-term funding relationships. Organizations based in the San Francisco Bay Area that have received funding in the past 12 months and wish to be considered for renewed support are required to submit a renewal proposal (only one reapplication may be submitted per year). If your organization received a grant within the past 12 months and you wish to reapply for funding, please view the renewal instructions below.
  • In preparation for the application process, please download the Renewal Application Overview, which outlines the information you will need and the questions you’ll be asked in the online application. PLEASE NOTE: The Foundation does not require grant reports for the prior year’s grant.

Submissions – The foundation has two submission windows each year: one for grants considered at the June board meeting and one for grants considered at the December board meeting. Applications received outside of the posted submissions window will not be considered for funding.

Please review the upcoming submission deadlines.


How to Apply

Current Grantees

Step 1: If you received a grant within the past 12 months and would like to reapply for funding, please use your log-in information to access our online Grants Portal (if you have forgotten your password, please click the “Forgot Password” link).

Reapplication Login

Step 2: Make sure that your Organizational Profile is complete, as well as your personal Contact Information.

Step 3: Select the Current Proposals icon to access the Gilmore renewal application entitled “DRAFT” (be sure to change this title to something appropriate for your project). Please do not click the New Proposal icon if you are reapplying for funding!

Step 4: Save frequently using the “Save” button on the application page, as the form will not auto-save your work. This will also enable you to log out and return to your work. When you have completed the application and uploaded the required attachment(s), click Submit.

Step 5: After you have submitted an application, your request will be considered. You may view/print a submitted application, but will not be able to edit it.


Helpful Tips

Please review the FAQ page for answers to common questions regarding the online application process.

We recommend working on your application in Word rather than in the online application form, particularly if you are working with several people to complete the application. Then, copy and paste your consolidated answers in the online application form and submit.

Should you have any questions during the application process, please contact Yeshi TekleMichael, Grants Manager, at