The Foundation normally makes grants to organizations in the United States which have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (and are not private foundations within the meaning of section 107(c)(1) of the code), and to state colleges and universities. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.
Due to its narrow funding focus, the Foundation makes grants by invitation only. After familiarizing yourself with the Foundation’s program areas and guidelines, if you feel that your project falls within this focus, you may submit a brief letter of inquiry (1-2 pages) which summarizes the purpose and activities of the grant, the qualifications of the applicant and institution, and an estimated cost and time frame for the project. The letter will be reviewed initially by members of the Foundation’s staff and possibly by outside reviewers. Those submitting letters will be notified of the results of this review in approximately six weeks and may be asked to supply additional information.
Please do not send correspondence by fax or e-mail.
Mail may be sent to:The John A. Hartford Foundation 55 East 59th Street 16th Floor New York, NY 10022