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Legacy Brochure


The first step in applying for a grant is to send an informational letter of no more than two pages which briefly provides an overview of the proposed program.  Our preferred format is a PDF, Word or Excel file emailed to WoodwardTrust@hotmail.com.  Following are some considerations for information you may wish to include in your overview.


  • Describe the organization, its history and its affiliations
  • Describe the organization’s expertise and experience in the field
  • Describe the degree of collaboration with other beneficial organizations and efforts, including participation in the STRIVE collaborative.
  • Provide a list of current members of the Board of Trustees/Directors and officers of the organization


  • What does the organization propose to do?
  • Why is the program needed?
  • What are the short-term and long-term impacts of the program?
  • What is the program timeline? What are its key milestones?
  • How will it be administered and by whom?
  • Who will be served and where?
  • How will the organization evaluate success?
  • How does the program relate to the Trust’s need components?

Grant Request

  • How much money are you requesting, and on what schedule?
  • How the funds will be used?
  • What is the total program budget?
  • What are your other proposed sources of funds?  How many have been confirmed?

When we receive a letter of inquiry, we will use our best efforts to send an acknowledgment within two weeks.  Each letter of inquiry we receive is reviewed by staff to determine if the proposal appears to fit within our guidelines and warrants further consideration.  Staff may request additional information from the applicant. 

 Based on your letter of inquiry and its subsequent review, our staff will determine if the program and grant request satisfy our baseline criteria and, based on that determination, may invite you to submit a full proposal.  You will be notified of this decision within four weeks.

Letter of Inquiry