I. Areas of Interest:
II. Priority consideration for all areas of interest may be given under the following categories:
III. Proposals should be in three parts:
A. Cover letter, which should incorporate three factors
B. Narrative, which should contain five elements incorporated into a 5-9 page document:
These narrative elements can be organized however the applicant deems fit and may include any other information the applicant deems critical to presenting a compelling rationale for funding. For further information on organizing the narrative, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section.
IV. Deadlines for submission are quarterly. Please contact the foundation to discuss in which quarter to apply prior to submission. In lieu of hard copies, proposals should be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to:email@example.com. E-mails must be dated and sent on or before the following dates in order to be considered for each quarter:
A. February 1
B. May 1
C. August 1
D. November 1
V. Additional Information
A. The foundation provides grants only to organizations holding United States 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status.
B. Individuals are not eligible for funding through the foundation, nor does the foundation consider scholarship requests.
C. The West Foundation is currently accepting proposals for multi-year funding, which is limited to a three-year period.