What is the Foundation’s grantmaking process?

Ordinarily our staff contacts nonprofit organizations of interest for a preliminary conversation about their work and how a grantmaking partnership with the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation might help to advance it. We then present the work to a program committee of our Board, and review the grantmaking possibilities with them. Once the program committee has expressed a strong interest in the work, we contact the organization and work with them on a proposal submission process. The Board of Trustees has the final decision on which organizations the Foundation will fund.

We do not accept unsolicited proposals.