Eligibility & Grant Process
In 2015-2016, the Board of the Washington Forrest Foundation embarked on a process to refine its giving to reflect the history of the family and the connections to its founding. To that end, the Washington Forrest Foundation is focused on grants to and for South Arlington, VA. Therefore, we only consider grant requests that directly serve residents of S. Arlington.
Current Grantee Partners
All grantee partners must submit a Part I/Letter of Intent each fiscal year due in August to determine renewal eligibility. Existing partners must then complete an online application form and report for each year that they apply. It is suggested that partners communicate with the Foundation throughout the year so as to ensure the maximum benefit of the grant to the organization.
Interested Grantee Partners
Interested organizations, who have reviewed our Portfolio Values, Our Impact and our Eligibility and Grant Process, and believe that their organization or program meets our criteria, may contact the Executive Director. Please read all above eligibility requirements prior to communicating with the Executive Director. If eligible, the organization will be asked to submit a Part I(LOI) online, and the Board will review the LOI to determine if the organization does in fact fit with our mission. Emailed or mailed LOIs will not be accepted.
The Foundation typically grants General Operating Support, Program Support and some Capital Campaign requests for existing partners.
Basic Eligibility and Requirements
In order to receive a grant from the Washington Forrest Foundation, an organization must be tax exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and may not be a private foundation as defined under Section 509(a). The Washington Forrest Foundation does not grant to the the following types of organizations and activities: travel expenses, organizations based outside the United States, programs outside of Virginia, national organizations, or international organizations, and most advocacy or “fund aggregator” organizations.
Application Review & Process
Board meetings to consider grant applications are held in September, December, and March. Application deadlines are typically one month prior to the Board meeting and will be posted annually on this site. The foundation will notify the applicant that it has received the online proposal and will communicate with the applicant within two weeks of the applicable Board meeting.
The following is the link to begin the current year application process. Please see above to determine Eligibility & Grant Process. Any LOIs begun without authorization from the foundation are subject to deletion or ineligibility.
FY 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)
|Board Meeting||Due Date|
|Part I (“LOI”) Required by All Partners.
Open July 1, 2020
|August 5, 2020|
|September||September 2, 2020|
|December||November 4, 2020|
|March||February 17, 2020|
Please note, any organization is welcome to move up or back their application due date to a different board meeting by communicating with the Foundation at any time.