Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my organization is qualified for funding from the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation?

Please thoroughly review the funding priorities in each of our strategic funding pillars (Human Services, Health/Medical, Education, Arts/Culture and Spirituality). Then complete the eligibility quiz to evaluate organizational eligibility and grant request alignment with Halle Foundation’s priorities.

What are the grant guidelines to be eligible for a grant? 

To be considered for a grant, an organization:

  • Must be in operation and have 501(c)(3) status for at least three (3) years, preferably five (5) years
  • Must have filed an IRS Form 990
  • Must have audited financial statements or a professional review of certified financials
  • Must have Arizona staff and services, with majority of funding staying in Arizona
  • Must have an annual cash budget of a minimum of $500,000, preferably $1,000,000 or more
  • Must be mission aligned with the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation pillars and priorities

How do I apply?

All applications must be submitted via the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundations online application portal. Please complete the eligibility quiz to evaluate organizational eligibility and receive access to the online grant portal.

The Halle Foundation has four grant cycles per year. Grant application deadlines are:

  • January 1st
  • April 1st
  • September 1st
  • November 1st

For further information, please see our Grant Guidelines.

What is the process after I submit an application?

Once submitted, every request goes through an evaluation process by the staff. The process includes proposal review, financial analysis and team discussions. For those organizations being considered staff will schedule a meeting with organization (virtual or in-person) and further due diligence will be conducted. The staff will present their evaluation to the board of directors. The board, at their discretion, may ask to conduct a site visit as part of their decision-making process. The board meets to approve grants in February, May, October, and December.

How will I be notified of a decision?

Applicants should receive an email confirmation of receipt of the proposal. Applicants will be notified (by phone or email) as to the board’s decision.

What are the deadlines for proposals?

The Halle Foundation board meets four times per year. In order to be considered, grant applications need to be received by: 

  • January 1st
  • April 1st
  • September 1st
  • November 1st

Can I send extra items such as video/audio tapes, newspaper articles, DVDs, etc?

The only applications that will be reviewed are those submitted through the online grants portal. Please only provide materials that are requested as attachments on the online application. Do not mail in any materials unless specifically requested from the Halle Foundation.

Does the Foundation make site visits?

The Foundation view a site visit as an integral part of the due diligence process. All requests brought to the board of directors for consideration reflects both a thorough program staff review and a site visit (virtual or in-person) by a program officer and/or the board members.

What are the sizes of grants (i.e., how much should we request)?

Grant amounts vary depending on scope of project. Organizations eligible to submit an application are encouraged to have a discussion with your program liaison.

If I have received a grant, when can I reapply?

Grantee organizations can reapply for funding upon successful completion of their existing grant. Organizations that have had funding for three consecutive years must wait a minimum of one year from their grant award date before the Foundation will consider another request.

What is the relationship of the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation to Discount Tire?

The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation is an independent private philanthropy organization operating separately from Discount Tire.