Application Process

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While funding inquiries are welcome year-round, 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.
  1. Contact the Foundation. Send an email to the program assistant for your area of work to schedule a brief phone call:

During this 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.