Lowell Berry Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do we apply for a grant?

Please go to Application in this website.

2. Can I meet or talk with someone from the Foundation’s office?

You can call our office at any time with questions. We do not have the staff for personal meetings.

3. Is a letter of interest required in advance of submitting a written application?

We do not require a Letter of Interest prior to submission of an application.

4. Are there any limitations in your grant making?

Applications from first time grant seekers are restricted to the California Counties of Contra Costa and Alameda. And, we do not fund individuals nor do we fund capital projects and equipment.

5. Are there specific deadline dates for submission of an application?

Deadline dates are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. You will receive an acknowledgement when your application has been received in our office. Applications are reviewed quarterly and you will be notified of a decision through our on-line portal.

6. What is the appropriate time to follow up on the submission of an application?

You may call at any time to inquire about the status of your application.

7. If my organization received a grant from the Foundation recently, how long must we wait before submitting another application?

You may submit another application one year from the date of your previous grant award.