Education Grants :: Apply


Applicants who have received an Education Grant from the Fleishhacker Foundation since 2011 may proceed directly to the online application process.

Others may email a short Letter of Inquiry with the subject line “Education Grant: LOI” by December 7 to The Foundation will inform prospective applicants by December 15 if a full proposal is invited. The deadline for a full grant proposal is January 15.

  1. If your Letter of Inquiry is approved, please register online to create an application account, if your organization does not yet have one. Choose a username and password and follow the online instructions. Please note your login information, since you will need it every time you access the grantee portal.
  2. Then, complete your grant application, choosing the Education Grants Program application type. You may save and return to your draft application using your login information, but applications may not be edited once they are submitted.

In order to review an application, the Foundation will need the following:

1. A brief description of the organization that includes its mission, the year it was founded, and a short summary of its programs. If the organization is experiencing a change in its mission, programming, administration, or governance, please explain. (Up to 4,500 characters)

2. A brief description of the K-5 literacy programming for which funding is sought for the upcoming academic year. (Up to 1,500 characters)

3. A grant proposal narrative of up to three pages. The proposal need not request project-specific support beyond the organization’s core K-5 literacy activities for the upcoming academic year. It should describe the program(s) for which funding is being sought and include:

  • The number of sites; the number of hours the programming runs per day or week; whether activities are held during school-time or after-school, where the programming takes place, and when it was launched.
  • The total estimated unduplicated number of students to be served, broken out by grade level.
  • A summary of who delivers the programming, including the number of paid staff, the number of volunteers and a description of how they are recruited and trained.
  • A summary of the key goals and objectives for the K-5 literacy programming for which funding is sought for the upcoming school year, and how success will be tracked and measured.
  • Finally, if a deficit exists, please provide the amount and information about how it might address it.

4. A list of schools and/or sites where the programming will take place, with name, school district, and city. (Up to 1,500 characters)

5. The total unduplicated number of students served by the organization’s K-5 literacy program(s) during the last full academic year and relevant demographic information that the organization may have collected about participants, such as race and ethnicity, English-language learners, eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch, and the like. If the organization anticipates any significant changes to the demographics of students and families served by the proposed K-5 literacy programs in the coming year, please explain. (Up to 2,000 characters)


  1. Organizational budgets with itemized income and expenses for the current fiscal year and the year during which the proposed programming will occur (if available).
  2. A budget for the literacy programming for which funding is sought.
  3. A financial statement or audit for the organization’s last completed fiscal year.
  4. Board list with affiliations and the percentage of board members who have made a financial contribution to the organization during the last year.
  5. Optional: Up to four supporting documents, such as independent program evaluations (in summary form) or programming material.

All applicants will receive written confirmation of receipt of their proposal. Funding decisions will be communicated in early May.