Grant Process


Step One - Inquiry: All new and prior applicants (not currently funded) must first complete an online Letter of Inquiry (LOI). LOIs should be from the executive director of the nonprofit organization. A committee of Rockwell Fund trustees and staff will review the submitted LOIs and respond within one month.  Current Rockwell grantees can continue to Step Tw0 without submitting a LOI.

Upon review of the LOI, Rockwell Fund will send an email either inviting you to submit a full grant application for further consideration or declining your request. Please refer to the Grant Review Schedule below for LOI deadlines.

Click below to complete and submit your Letter of Inquiry.  Please be sure to review our website for funding criteria and restrictions prior to submitting a Letter of Inquiry.

Letter of Inquiry
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Step Two - Grant Application: New grantees invited to submit an application will receive a Grant Application Form and Grant Application Checklist from our Grants Administrator along with the invitation.  Current grantees should email to request an updated application form prior to beginning work on it.

We only accept electronic submission of completed applications via email. We do not accept applications sent via fax, mail or hand delivery. Email an electronic copy of a completed application plus all requested attachments per the Grant Application Checklist in one email to:

Note: We can accept the following kinds of documents: .jpg/.jpeg/.gif/.tif/.tiff/.bmp/.rtf/.doc/.docx/.xls/.xlsx/.ppt/.pptx

Maximum upload file size 25MB. It may be necessary to attach your Grant Application in a compressed (zipped) folder. To zip files right-click a blank area on your desktop or in an open folder, point to New, and then click Compressed (zipped) Folder. Type a name for the new compressed folder, and then press enter. Your new compressed folder is displayed as a folder icon with a zipper.


Step Three - Grant Application Review: Once a full application packet has been received, it will be assigned to a program officer for review, who may request a site visit. Please understand that an invitation to submit an application packet does not guarantee that the application will be approved.

2018 Grant Process - Deadlines Table

Step Four - Grant Decisions: After each quarterly Board meeting, applicants are notified by email regarding the disposition of their request. Organizations selected for funding will receive a grant agreement letter via email, which must be printed, signed, scanned and returned via email to the Grants Administrator. Funds are typically disbursed within 30 days of Board approval, pending receipt of an executed grant agreement letter. Organizations not selected for funding will receive an email informing them of the Board's decision within 14 days.