The Foundation makes approximately $2.7 million in grants per year.
Grant requests are typically in the range of $15,000 to $50,000
No. Qualified 501(c) (3) organizations are preferred, however, in Media & Storytelling for-profits may be eligible if grants are used for charitable or educational purposes that further the underlying issues addressed by Field’s Media and Storytelling grantmaking.
While a 501(c)(3) designation is preferred, the organization may on occasion partner with a 501(c)(3) as its fiscal agent or fiscal sponsor. Please contact a Field Foundation program officer to clarify and confirm eligibility. (If a for-profit organization under Media & Storytelling is applying, please see link)
The term “Fiscal Sponsor” is often used loosely and interchangeably used with the term “Fiscal Agent”. The terms do not mean the same thing.
Fiscal sponsorship typically involves a 501(c)(3) organization (the “fiscal sponsor”) providing financial or other support to a project that does not have its 501(c)(3) status (the “sponsored project” or “project”).
The term “Fiscal Agency” typically involves one entity (the “fiscal agent”) acting as the legal agent of another entity (the “principal”).
The Field Foundation accepts Letters of Inquiry from both Fiscal Agents and Sponsors— please contact a Field Foundation Program Officer to discuss.
Yes. If you are unable to submit your LOI or proposal via our online platform, we will work with you to submit hard copies of your forms. In this case, please contact a program officer before submitting an LOI.
Yes. Your LOI should be submitted via our online portal. After all LOIs have been submitted, we will open the full proposal to selected organizations.
An organization can submit only one proposal per cycle and may only receive one grant every twelve months.
Grants are renewable through separate requests annually.