Application Intake

An expression of interest (EOI) is the first step for prospective applicants. If you are interested in seeking funding from Youth Direct Action, Scaling Impact or Knowledge Building, you will answer a few questions about yourself and provide a preliminary outline of your intended project. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Program Managers to discuss their expression of interest in advance of applying.

Based on your expression of interest, you may be invited to submit a full application where you will have the opportunity to refine the specifics and offer further details of your project. You will also be required to submit a detailed budget, workplan, confirmation of partnerships, and other supplementary materials. Please note that the Foundation will not consider full applications from applicants that did not receive an invitation following their expression of interest submission and an invitation is not a guarantee of funding.

Expression of interests will only be accepted through the Foundation’s online portal. After submitting your expression of interest electronically, you will receive an email confirmation of its receipt. If you do not receive confirmation within one business day of making your submission, please contact Foundation staff. Please note that if you are applying for a PopUP Grant under the Youth Direct Action Program, your expression of interest will serve as the full application.

To view the expression of interest template and assessment criteria please click here.