Grant Calendar - Key Dates

AVDF considers proposals from eligible institutions in two phases.  In the first phase, institutions must submit a letter of inquiry to the Foundations' program staff for review.  If the project is invited to phase two, the institution must complete a grant proposal on or before the November 1 deadline.  Grant proposals received on or before the November 1 deadline will be considered for funding in the following calendar year.

Annual Phase One: July 1 - October 11

July 1: AVDF begins accepting letters of inquiry for the following grant year

August 26 - October 11: AVDF program staff conducts ongoing review of letters of inquiry 

October 11: Submission deadline for letters of inquiry.  All materials must be submitted by 11:59 pm (ET) to be eligible for review.

Phase Two: For Invited Projects Only

November 1: Deadline for submission of grant proposals to be considered for funding in the following calendar year.  All materials must be submitted by 11:59 pm (ET) to be eligible for review.

Please note: Review of letters of inquiry and grant proposals in Public Educational Media will be ongoing, regardless of the deadlines listed above.

Grant Review Decisions 

Please understand that we may not communicate any decision regarding the status of a proposal for several months.  Following a thorough and comprehensive review of every proposal, our program staff will select the most competitive proposals for presentation to our board of trustees. The board of trustees makes all grant funding decisions.  We will be in touch with an update on the status of all proposals as soon as possible, but understand that there may be a delay as we schedule the consideration of the competitive proposals across three meetings each calendar year.  Thank you for your patience.  


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