How to Apply

Letter of Inquiry

Prospective and returning applicants will begin the process by completing a letter of inquiry (LOI). The LOI will provide the Foundation with concise information about the organization, as well as outlining the aims and specific needs of the grant request.

If upon review of the letter of inquiry, the grant request is found to be a fit with the Foundation’s mission and funding priorities, the applicant will be provided with an invitation to apply.

If you have any additional questions regarding the Foundation’s letter of inquiry or grant application process you are welcome to contact Colleen McKenna, Executive Director at 702-952-1613


Our Two-Stage Process

Once invited to move forward with the process you will receive a link to the LOI.  If upon review of the LOI there is sufficient alignment with our mission and goals for a particular year, you will receive a link for the full application.

We accept and review inquiries for grants on an ongoing basis. There is no deadline. Other portions of our portfolio are developed through a time-limited, request for proposal process.

Our Review

During our review, Foundation staff will reach out to request additional information and arrange follow-up conversations as needed. Review of your full proposal may include a site visit with a foundation representative, as we believe that this is an important way for us to better understand your work.

Grant Terms and Reporting Requirements

If your request is approved, our “Acceptance of Grant” document will outline the terms of your grant and any reporting requirements. Additional information and instructions for submitting grant reports can be found on our “Reporting Guidelines” page.

Reports are due at the end of your grant period and provide a means to share progress, learnings, and feedback with the Foundation. Through your reports, we hope to develop a greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing your organization (and perhaps the larger nonprofit community), as well as continually adapt our practices to be more responsive to the needs of those we support.

Grantees must submit their final reports and be at the end of their grant period in order to apply for consideration of a new request.

The AJA Foundation values transparency and responsiveness in our grant application process. Our review process is rigorous, and we strive to be accessible and helpful at every stage. If you have questions that are not answered on our website, you are always welcome to call the Foundation at 702-952-1613 for additional information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I’m invited to move forward with the application process after sending an email?

If invited to move forward with the application process you will receive a link to the LOI.  Upon review of the LOI, if there is sufficient alignment with our mission and goals for a particular year, you will receive a link for the full application.

How do I apply to the Foundation for funding?

Our application process begins with a brief email to the foundation demonstrating your organization’s alignment with the AJA Foundation philanthropic pillars. Click here to send email.

When can I apply for a grant?

The Foundation accepts LOIs on a rolling basis (daily, no deadlines), and applicants can expect a response within approximately six weeks. Due to funding constraints, we are able to consider only one request per organization annually. If your request is declined, your organization will be eligible to apply again 12 months after the date of your declination.

Who is the Foundation currently funding?

Please view the Funding History of our website to see current and past grants.

When should I call a staff member?

We love to hear from people interested in the work of AJA Foundation. If you are new to applying to us for a grant or would like to discuss a specific idea or possible partnership with The Foundation, feel free to contact us. View our staff member page.

What is the average size of a grant?

Our grants vary depending on program. View our past grantees

Who serves on the Foundation board?

The board is comprised of three independent trustees.  View Our Trustees.

Who is your organization’s media relations contact?

Our media relations contact is our executive director, Colleen McKenna. 702-592-9672 [email protected]

What if I still have questions about the Foundation?

Please call us or email us with questions you might have about the Foundation. Or reach out via our Contact page.


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