Spring 2018 Grant Cycle Now Open

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After a pause to complete our strategic planning process last year, we're excited to announce that our Spring 2018 grant cycle is now open and accepting requests. We're looking for organizations who bring an excitement and passion to their work, and who are working to break the cycle of poverty by addressing or removing the root causes of systemic barriers to health, safety, shelter and opportunity in the communities where we work and live

If that sounds like you, we'd encourage you to submit an LOI for our Spring 2018 Grant Cycle. We are offering grants for general operating support, program-specific support, and capacity building initiatives specifically.



All organizations seeking funding, regardless of amount requested, are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Provide services in and/or be based in one of our geographic areas of focus;
  • Provide evidence of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3);
  • Provide up-to-date contact details for regular communications;
  • Adhere to the principles of the Foundation.

Read more about The Helen J. Serini Foundation grant guidelines and types of grants made.



LOIs for this grant cycle must be submitted via our online portal no later than January 20th. Invitations to submit full proposals will be sent in early March. LOIs submitted via email or snail mail (please, please don't snail mail us) will not be reviewed.

See the full timeline for the Spring 2018 grant cycle.



All organizations requesting funding must submit a two-page LOI via our online portal to be considered. Learn more about the full grants process, timing, and expectations here. Unsolicited LOIs are welcome and encouraged, provided the submitting organization meets all eligibility criteria. Full proposals will be reviewed by invitation only.



Contact Kerry McHugh, Program Officer, at kmchugh@hjsfoundation.org.