Apply for a CS Fund

If you are planning to apply for a CS Fund please submit a LoI with the following details. For any clarifications you can write to the email id given below.

CS Fund as a small foundation, we seek to have an outsized impact while also addressing systemic inequities within philanthropy.

CS Fund supports a diverse, intersectional ecosystem of organizations and strategies, including legal, policy, education, organizing, grassroots power building, narrative/communications, and cultural change.Our current program areas build upon grantmaking undertaken since the CS Fund was established in 1981. Some grantees have received support for four decades.Occasionally we may make grants outside of our program areas to support particularly innovative social change strategies.

Requests for support should be made by letter of inquiry. Please refrain from sending a full proposal unless invited.

LOI Submission Information:

US applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service or have a fiscal sponsor.

Foreign applicants should note that we make a limited number of direct grants abroad (i.e. without fiscal sponsorship by a US-based 501(c)(3)organization).

Please note that CS Fund and Warsh-Mott Legacy consider grant proposals collectively, and it is not necessary to apply to each entity separately.

We do not provide support to individuals, endowments, or direct lobbying activities.

Letters of inquiry should be no more than three pages in length and contain the following information:

A contact person’s name, title, mailing address, telephone, and e-mail address

Basic information about the organization, including a brief mission statement and an overview of current activities

A description of the organization’s approach to the specific problem being addressed and planned activities for the following year

A line item budget of projected expenses for the organization and project, if applicable

A list of secured and potential funding sources (grants received, proposals pending, planned submissions, earned income, etc.)

Please send LOIs to There are no deadlines for letters of inquiry – they are accepted throughout the year and will be acknowledged as soon as possible.

For more details visit:

Art for Hope Grants – NGOportal

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