What is the timeline for the next grant cycle?

A:

Our current schedule for the 2021-2022 grant cycle is as follows:

  • Sept 1: Online application form opens for submissions
  • Sept 30 (one month): Application form closes at 11:59pm US Eastern time
  • Oct 4 - Dec 21 (11 weeks): Advisory Council & staff review responses and select approximately 10 applicants as finalists
  • Jan 4, 2022 (at the latest): All applicants have been notified as to whether or not they have been selected as finalists
  • Jan 5 - Jan 26 (3 weeks): Advisory Council draft feedback on finalists' applications
  • Jan 31 - Feb 7 (1 week): Finalists receive their feedback, ask questions of reviewers, and start revisions
  • Feb 28 (~4 weeks): Revised applications due
  • Mar 1 - Mar 15 (2 weeks): Advisory Council update their reviews if anything changed significantly as a result of revisions; finalizes funding recommendations for the Board of Directors
  • Mar 16 - Mar 29: Board reviews Advisory Council recommendations and votes
  • Mar 31 (at the latest): Grant winners announced

Funds disbursement will begin in April 2021 or as soon as we've raised sufficient funds.

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.