The MacFarlane Foundation accepts applications by invitation only, however unsolicited letters of inquiry received do go through an annual review process early in the year to determine whether the organization or program is in line with the MacFarlane Foundation’s current strategy and priorities. If you do not receive a response after our review, you are welcome to re-submit for the following year.

If you are interested in sending a letter of inquiry, please use our contact page to do so.


Invited applicants please download the guidelines below.

Category 1

Range of Grants: $10,000 - $50,000.

Proposals due in April. Funding decisions made in June.

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Category 2

Range of Grants: $100,000 - $150,000.

Proposals due in August. Funding decisions made in November.

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