What is the timeline for the next grant cycle?


Our current schedule for the 2022-2023 grant cycle is as follows:

  • Sept 1: Online application form opens for submissions
  • Application deadline extended to Oct 10: Application form closes at 11:59pm US Eastern time. No further extensions will be granted.
  • Oct 4 - Dec 15: Advisory Council & staff review responses and select finalists
  • Jan 4, 2023 (at the latest): All applicants have been notified as to whether or not they have been selected as finalists
  • Jan 4 - Jan 25: Advisory Council draft feedback on finalists' applications
  • Jan 30 - Feb 13: Finalists receive their feedback, ask questions of Advisory Council members about their feedback, and start revisions
  • Feb 27: Revised applications due
  • Feb 28 - Mar 14: Advisory Council update their reviews if anything changed significantly as a result of revisions; finalizes funding recommendations for the Board of Directors
  • Mar 15 - Mar 29: Board reviews Advisory Council recommendations and votes
  • Mar 30 (at the latest): Grant winners announced

Funds disbursement will begin in April 2023.

These dates are available in the official Effing Foundation calendar; instructions on how to view it or add it to your own calendar are available through Google Drive.