How to Apply
The following guidelines apply to all Gaia Fund applicants.
Gaia Fund requires eligible applicants follow a two-step process, in which successful Letters of Inquiry (LOI) will be invited to submit a subsequent full proposal. Before submitting the initial LOI, all applicants must first be registered in the foundation’s online grants management portal.
Letter of Inquiry
As a first step in applying for a grant, eligible organizations should submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Following the review of the LOI, applicants will be notified whether or not the Fund would like to invite a full proposal.
LOIs must be submitted during designated submission dates, listed in the table below. Once your organization has successfully registered on the online grants portal, you will click on the “New LOI” icon to begin the submission process. We have created this LOI overview to summarize the LOI requirements.
If the Fund is interested in further considering the request, applicants will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal. The due date for the full proposals are listed in the table below.
Successful applicants will be asked to sign an agreement letter indicating any conditions associated with the grant award.
Submission Periods & Decision Dates
- January 10 2022 – January 21, 2022
- May 22, 2022 – June 3, 2022
- January 9, 2023 – January 20, 2023
- May 22, 2023 – June 2, 2023
- By Friday, March 11, 2022
- By Friday, September 9, 2022
- By Friday, March 10, 2023
- By Friday, September 8, 2023
- Friday, April 1, 2022
- Friday, September 30, 2022
- Friday, March 31, 2023
- Friday, September 29, 2023
- By Friday, June 10, 2022
- By Friday, December 9, 2022
- By Friday, June 9, 2023
- By Friday, December 8, 2023
Helpful Online Application Tips
We welcome your feedback as we continue to improve the application process. If you encounter any problems or have suggestions, please email Sahar Momand, Grants Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend you review the program area pages carefully, collect the documents you will need to upload, and draft responses to the narrative questions in an external location before starting the online application form.