How does the grant selection process work?

Our grant selection process has three major steps:

  1. Open Call for Proposals: Anyone who is interested in applying for an Effing Foundation grant completes an online questionnaire (called the "Open Call for Proposals") to let us know who they are and what kind of project they would like funding for. 
  2. Invitation to Submit Grant Application: Based on the responses to the Open Call for Proposals, our staff and Advisory Council will invite some (smaller) number of respondents to submit a grant application.
  3. Review of Grant Applications: Our staff and Advisory Council review the submitted applications and provide feedback to the applicants. Applicants have time to revise their proposals before they go back to the Advisory Council (who may update their reviews based on those revisions). The applications are then sent to the Board of Directors, who make the final decision about which applications are awarded a grant.