The Jefferson Trust now has two funding opportunities: the regular annual cycle, and a new Flash Funding opportunity for the spring of 2019.

FLASH funding seeks to fill a need for shorter-term projects or immediate use, and awards are capped at $10,000. Both Flash and Annual cycle requests must meet the same criteria. To determine if your project meets the parameters of a Jefferson Trust grant:

Flash Funding Timeline

  • Proposal forms are currently available!
  • All proposals submitted in a month will have a decision on the 15th of the following month. [Proposals submitted in February will receive a decision on March 15th.]
  • 2019 Flash grants will be available monthly until funds are depleted.

Annual Timeline

  • Proposal forms are made available in July.
  • The proposal submission deadline is 11:59 pm on October 1.
  • Some applicants will be asked to meet with the board in January to provide more information – this is not an indication of funding status.
  • All applicants will be notified of decisions in February, with grants formally announced in April.

Proposal Instructions

We have launched a new web-based proposal system. Click the button below to create an account and submit a proposal! Your information will be saved in the system, but is not visible to the reviewers until you submit the final version. Please contact if you have any problems with your account.

Begin a proposal »

A blank proposal document is available in order to preview content.  * Please be aware that all proposals must be submitted through the form – we will not accept previous versions (including the example document).