Our Application Process
The Lester Fund is unable to accept unsolicited proposals at this time because of our limited administrative capacity. However, if you fall within our funding guidelines we will do our best to find you through your work in our catchment areas.
To meet our operating requirements under U.S. law, The Lester Fund asks applicants to fill out a two-page application, sign a contractual agreement and submit an end-of-year report on a format to be supplied by the foundation.
Organizations under consideration for renewal funding will only be required to submit their prior-year report and an updated program and budget.
We solicit proposals on a rolling basis, and make decisions within two to three months. Most of our grants are in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. We fund general and program support and provide multi-year grants.