Neda Nobari Foundation (NNF) has made a few changes to our grant-making protocol in 2019.

(1) We’re going local. As some of you may know, NNF relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2014. Since then, we’ve become increasingly involved in our local community here, partnering with nonprofit organizations across the Bay Area and California, at large, to leverage our dollars towards a vision of greater distributive justice, here in our own backyards.

In 2019, we’re asking prospective grantees to propose project-based funding or general operating support that stays local here in our home state of California.

(2) We’re keeping it simple. Each year, NNF distributes between 40-60 grants across our philanthropic focus areas. These grants range from one-time, flash funding projects to long-term, multi-year commitments. They serve to jumpstart great ideas, as well as assure longevity to initiatives that need working room to grow. From the diversity of grants in our foundation we recognize that many projects thrive when they initiate and grow up from a thoughtful, well-designed grant request.

In 2019, we are asking prospective grantees to submit just one grant application for the year. The request can be for multi-stage funding, distributed at intervals throughout the year, but the request for funding must be submitted as a whole, in a single, detailed application. NNF will only consider multi-year funding for a maximum total of three consecutive years.

Our turnaround time will be approximately four months from the receipt of your application. We cannot guarantee a response if your grant request does not qualify for foundation support. If your need is especially urgent please tell us what your specific time constraints are in your letter.

Please include:

1.) A Letter of Inquiry detailing how your funding request is mission-aligned with NNF’s focus areas in 2019;

2.) An estimated timeline and budget for your initiative seeking funding.

Due to the high number of requests, paired with an extremely focused grant budget, applications cannot be reviewed through personal email requests. Please adhere to our online application instructions to ensure a thorough, democratic review of all proposals.

We wish you the best of luck in your ongoing funding search and hope your community outreach continues to be effective, informative, and uplifting.

Thank you.