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Applying for a Grant


To apply for a grant from the Commonwealth Fund, please send us a letter of inquiry. We will contact you if we need more information, and will request full grant proposals in cases where there may be a fit with our programs’ funding priorities.

We will typically respond to your letter of inquiry within four to six weeks. Letters of inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis.

The Fund makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations and public agencies and does not support:

  • General support, ongoing activities, or existing deficits
  • Endowment or capital costs, including construction, renovation, or equipment
  • Basic biomedical research
  • Conferences, symposia, major media projects, or documentaries, unless they are an outgrowth of one of the Fund's programs
  • Individuals or scholarships, outside of the Fund’s existing fellowship programs
  • Churches or other religious organizations unless the project for which they seek funding is entirely secular in nature