The application process begins with an initial Letter of Interest, and if invited, is followed by a full proposal.
Letters of Interest
The initial application consists of a one page Letter of Interest. This letter should include:
1. A description of the organization and an indication of competence in the area of this proposal.
2. An outline of the project, including:
a. Who it will benefit.
b. Design of the project.
c. Outcomes expected.
3. A brief (2 or 3 lines) overview of your budget, income sources and expenses for this project.
Note: Letters should employ a readable font size (no less than 10 pt.) and one inch margins.
Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis. They may take up to eight (8) weeks to be reviewed.
1. Proposals will be considered only if they meet the guidelines outlined and provide the following supporting documents:
- Name, address, email address and telephone number of the organization
- Contact person and title
- Background information including history and purpose of the charity
- Copy of the IRS exemption letter verifying 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
- Latest audited financial report or a financial statement
- Current operating budget and sources of income
- List of names and professional affiliations of directors and trustees (where available)
- List of key contributors
2. Organizations wishing to be considered for a financial grant must submit a written proposal. Proposals should include the following information regarding the particular program for which funding is being sought:
- Purpose and objectives of the program
- Needs being addressed
- Plan of action and time frame
- Profiles or resumes of key staff
- Total project budget, current or projected
- List of projected sources
- The amount requested
- How the project's success will be determined/measured
- Recognition of the Foundation's support
3. Once a grant has been awarded, grantees must also submit a grant agreement detailing the terms and conditions of the grant award.
- Telephone solicitations will not be considered.
- Letters of Interest are accepted at any time and are reviewed in a timely manner.
- Proposals funded in any one year are not assured of future funding. If renewed funding is desired, the organization should submit additional requests.
Letters of Interest and requests for information should be directed to:
Manager, Philanthropy Programs
The Moody's Foundation
7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007 firstname.lastname@example.org