Seek a Grant

We welcome funding inquiries year-round, but we do not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or proposals. Cowell has a structured process in place for inviting proposals and reviewing prospects. Please review the initial inquiry process below.

  1. Carefully review Cowell’s Place-based and Program Criteria.
  2. Contact the Foundation.
  • For Education and Youth organizations, please contact Lydia Burstyn,
  • For Families organizations and all other types of inquiries, please contact Brittany Redelfs,

During this brief call, be prepared to describe your organization and its work, in addition to your community. You and a program assistant will determine whether your work aligns with the Foundation’s priorities, at which point you’ll be advised about next steps.