BFF does not fund individuals, direct scholarships or capital campaigns.
Types of Support:
BFF provides funding for both General Operating Support and for Project/Program Support. For additional information about types of support, please click on the specific funding interest area guidelines.
Most of our grants are in the $10,000-30,000 range. A small number of grants exceed this amount.
BFF has two grant cycles per year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Important deadlines are as follows:
CYSTEM grant applications will be considered from organizations based anyhwere in the United States.
Grant Application Process | CYSTEM
Grant Types: CYSTEM
Letter of Inquiry for CYSTEM
Once you've reviewed the type of grants we provide and their guidelines, we invite you to submit a Letter of Inquiry. We accept LOI's for our CYSTEM grants on the following schedule:
November 1, 2018 - February 14, 2019 for consideration in the foundation's 2019 Spring Grant Cycle
April 1, 2019 - July 14, 2019 for consideration in the foundation's 2018 Fall Grant Cycle
LOIs will be reviewed at the conclusion of each open submission period. Once reviewed, feedback will be provided and invitations to submit complete grant applications will be sent, if applicable.
Grant Application for CYSTEM
An invitation is required to submit a grant application. If you are not a current BFF grantee, we require you submit a LOI during timeframes detailed above. We accept grant applications (from invited organizations) for our CYSTEM grants on the following schedule:
February 15, 2019 - March 31, 2019 for consideration in the foundation's 2019 Spring Grant Cycle
July 15, 2019 - September 15, 2019 for consideration in the foundation's 2019 Fall Grant Cycle
Grant applications will be reviewed at the conclusion of each open submission period. Once reviewed, we will email the contact person identified in the application regarding next steps. Grant applications will be submitted through our online grantee portal.
Reporting on Your Grant
If approved for funding, within 6-8 months of the grant's distribution, you will be required to submit a report on the status of the funded project or the impact general operating support has had on your organization's work.