Apply For A Grant

Please note that starting in 2018, the David Bohnett Foundation will no longer accept unsolicited grant applications. Read the notice here.

Grant Application Process and Guidelines

Applying for a grant from The David Bohnett Foundation is a three-stage process.

Stage 1: Eligibility

Determine your organization’s eligibility. All eligible organizations must have a 501(c)(3) IRS designation and must fit within the David Bohnett Foundation planned giving areas listed below.

LGBT Community
National & Southern California organizations that provide equal rights & protections for all LGBT people.
Computer labs at location LGBT community centers.
Gun Violence Prevention
The reduction of gun violence through research, advocacy and community empowerment.
Leaderhip Initiatives
Developing the next generation of municipal leaders.
Animal Language
Scientific and academic animal language research and exploration.

Please also note that The David Bohnett Foundation does not accept grant applications or inquires for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Videos or other film productions
  • Organizations outside the US

Stage 2: Letter of Inquiry

All applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), no longer than two pages, through our online grant application website by clicking on the link below.

If you have previously received a grant, you must still fill out a new LOI.

Applicants will need to await a response to the LOI before proceeding to stage-three.

Start your letter of inquiry

Stage 3: Application

If your LOI is accepted, you will be invited to complete and submit stage-three of the application by the appropriate due date listed to the right.

To Your Account

Online Grant
Application Schedule

Current Schedule

December 31, 2016

Letter of Inquiry

January 31, 2017

On-Line Application

May 15, 2017

Foundation Response

2017 Round 2

June 30, 2017

Letter of Inquiry

July 31, 2017

On-Line Application

November 15, 2017

Foundation Response