Applying and Reporting
- The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation serves Utah and Idaho and only considers programs and projects within those states.
- All grants must follow the Foundation’s mission or have direct relevance to funding priorities. (Click here to learn more)
- All organizations applying to the Foundation must be nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organizations as designated by the U.S. Treasury Department.
- The U.S. Treasury exemption letter must be in the name of the applicant.
- Applications must be for a specific, well-defined program or project that addresses priorities of the Foundation.
- The Hemingway Foundation does not fund general operating expenses, building funds or debt reduction.
- The Hemingway Foundation does not fund religious organizations, fraternal or civic organizations, political candidates or parties or political action committees engaged in influencing legislation.
- The Hemingway Foundation does not fund any program or project that is solely for the benefit of an individual.
- Applicants may only apply once during any twelve month period, unless an invitation to apply more than once has been extended by the Foundation.
- Current grantees are eligible to submit new proposals only if a Final Grant Report been submitted.
- Currently the Foundation is focusing funding on those organizations with which it has an established funding history. Only organizations that have been funded in the past five years will be considered in 2016. A Letter of Inquiry process will be initiated again in January 2017 for other organizations that wish to be considered for funding.
- A Letter of Inquiry is required of ALL organizations who wish to submit an application in 2017. Please see How to Apply below.
We believe that an annual evaluation report is a critical element of the funding cycle, and is beneficial to the funder and grantee. As such, all grantees are required to complete a Final Report. A Final Report must be submitted in paper copy to the Foundation for grants distributed prior to 2016. Beginning in 2017 an online Final Report will be required and no paper copies will be accepted. Final Reports must be submitted prior to applying for new funding.
How to Apply
Please review the “Funding Priorities” and “Eligibility” sections of this website to determine if there is match between your organization’s work and our Foundation’s interests. Read each section carefully!
Submitting a Letter of Inquiry
The first step in the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway application process beginning in 2017 is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Letters are accepted through our online grants management system, and the process will open January 9, 2017. All LOI are reviewed to determine if they fall within Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation funding priorities and organizations invited to submit full application will be notified by April 30, 2017. The LOI process will close February 28, 2017. No other funding processes will be open in 2017. Start your LOI (click here).
We find organizations through various channels. In addition to accepting applications online, we proactively identify projects that are aligned with our priorities. Sources include referrals from other foundations and philanthropists, online publications, social and traditional media, etc. If you wish to discuss an idea or project, please contact our Executive Director (click here).
IF YOU ARE A REPEAT APPLICANT THAT HAS RECEIVED FUNDING IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY IN 2016. Please read carefully: When you click on the APPLY NOW or SUBMIT APPLICATION link you will be directed to the application site. You will have a choice of a LONG or SHORT format of the application. If you wish to apply for $7,500 or more you will select the long format, if you wish to apply for $7,500 or less you will select the short format. Sorry, no exceptions.
The Hemingway Foundation Trustees and Grants Committee considers grant requests twice per year. In the spring the Foundation considers grant requests for projects and programs that focus on Arts and Culture and Environmental Stewardship. In the fall the Foundation considers grant requests for projects and programs that focus on Self-Sufficiency.
Spring 2016 Application Cycle Opens May 11 at 5pm and Closes May 31 at 5pm
Fall 2016 Application Cycle Opens August 10th at 5pm and closes September 1 at 5pm
Please note: While applications must be received via the online application by stated deadlines, we encourage you to submit in advance of these dates. No technical assistance will be available to applicants the (3) business days prior to a grant cycle closing, plan appropriately and allow ample time for the application process.
Repeat Applicants: If you have received funding within the past five years and still meet our rules of eligibility and have a program or project that meets our criteria you may apply in 2016.
Letter of Inquiry
The first step in the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway application process beginning in 2017 is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Letters are accepted through our online grants management system, and the process will open January 9, 2017. All LOI are reviewed to determine if they fall within Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation funding priorities. The LOI process opens on January 9, 2017 at 11:59pm and closes on February 28, 2017 at 11:59pm. Only inquiries submitted through the online portal will be considered.
Submit Letter of Inquiry
First-time applicants or nonprofits who have not received funding in the past five years must submit an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI). The online LOI will be accessible via our online application system in January 2017.