AVDF accepts open submission funding requests in two of our five Program Areas: Private Higher Education, and Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy.
The Foundations use a two-stage process to review requests. Applicants must first submit a letter of intent through the Foundation’s portal by the deadline listed below. AVDF staff review all letters of intent and invite competitive requests forward to a second stage, in which applicants submit a full proposal. Full proposals that are recommended for approval are reviewed by the AVDF Board of Trustees in February and May. Please note that various factors determine when a full proposal will be reviewed by our Board. All applicants should therefore assume a project start date of June 1 or later of the year following submission of their request.
Letter of Intent Deadline
All materials must be received by 5:00 pm (ET) on the deadline date listed below in order to be eligible for review in that year’s annual cycle.
Full Proposal Invitations Issued
AVDF Program staff will invite applicants who submitted the most competitive letters of intent to submit a full proposal for further consideration.
Full Proposal Deadline
All materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm (ET) on the deadline date listed below in order to be eligible for review.
AVDF Board Review Decisions
Proposal decisions are issued in February or May.