Mathias Goeritz, Mensaje, 1979

Grant Guidelines

To be considered for a grant, an organization must:

  • Be certified as tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code
  • Have operated for a minimum of three years at the time of application for funding
  • Submit the most recent Form 990 tax return
  • Submit audited financial statements for the most recent completed fiscal year
  • Offer programs and services that align with the Foundation’s areas of focus
  • Provide charitable services within the state of Arizona

You should be prepared to demonstrate and discuss:

  • Strong leadership and management
  • A qualified, engaged, and supportive board of directors
  • Effective financial management
  • A funding model that supports your infrastructure and programs with appropriate cash reserves
  • A well-trained and supported staff
  • A process to solicit and utilize client/constituent feedback
  • A board of directors and staff that reflect the diversity of people and key interests of the communities you serve
  • Programs and services that are responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of your clients/constituents
  • An effective strategy to accomplish your mission that results in positive and desirable outcomes
  • A capacity to measure impact and learn from your results
  • An ability to identify and adapt to internal and external changes

We do not fund grants for:

  • Organizations that discriminate in the delivery of programs and services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability
  • Influencing legislation and/or elections; for political candidates, political campaigns
  • Social or political issues outside the United States
  • Individuals
  • Fundraising dinners or events
  • Animal welfare
  • National organizations that do not have local chapters in Arizona
  • Consumer interest

Funding Inquiries

Concept Proposal

Organizations that fall within the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation’s current guidelines and general grant focus areas may submit a concept proposal. We strongly encourage every organization that wishes to submit a concept proposal to carefully review the Foundation’s grant guidelines prior to submitting.

We accept proposals on a rolling basis. We know how valuable your time is, and we understand the time commitment involved in completing a grant application. We are committed to responding to your grant request in a timely manner. Understanding and adhering to our grant guidelines will help expedite your submission.

Your concept proposal should include the following information:

  • Date
  • Legal Name of Organization
  • Address
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director Phone Number and Email Address
  • Federal Tax ID or 501(c)3 Number
  • Date Organization received its 501(c)(3) status
  • Dated signatures from both your Board Chair and Executive Director

Your concept proposal should answer the following questions:

  1. What is the organization’s mission?
  2. Provide a description of the organization’s most recent accomplishments.
  3. Provide a description of the funding inquiry – Include a socio-economic profile and estimated numbers of who will be served. Note if this is a new activity or program, or an expansion or enhancement of an existing activity.
  4. What is expected to be achieved – Include the outcomes that describe the expected benefits, changes and/or results. If this is a capital request, specify the construction start date.
  5. What is innovative about your proposed solution, services model, or project – Include how this innovation helps you have a greater impact with your services and how your services are more impactful than others doing similar work in your field. Describe evidence for the efficacy of the innovation.
  6. Provide the estimated project budget and funds that have been raised to date for the proposed activity. Include the funding sought from the Foundation, an explanation of how the Foundation funds will be targeted, and how the Foundation funding will make a difference.
  7. Total income as reported on your audited financial statements for the most recently completed fiscal year.

Submit completed proposals to:

Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation