Samuel S. Fels Fund

Deadlines

Important Changes: Two-Year Grants With Deadlines 

In 2018, the Fels Fund will make two-year grants in two of its funding priority areas:
• Arts & Culture
• Immigrants, Refugee & Asylees (Focused Populations)

Please note that once these two-year grants are awarded in 2018, proposals for Arts & Culture and Immigrants, Refugees & Asylees will NOT be considered again until 2020.

In 2018, there will be no deadlines for funding inquiries in the following funding priority areas:
• Youth in-and-exiting the child welfare system  (Focused Populations)
• Social, Racial & Economic Justice

Funding inquiries will continue to be accepted for the above two categories on a rolling basis throughout the year. Grants, if awarded, will be for one year.

2018 Funding Inquiry Deadlines

Arts & Culture

Due no later than March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM
• Funding request can be for two years
• Must include performance or exhibit schedule
• By late March 2018, organizations will be notified as to whether a full proposal is invited for Board consideration
• Grant decision made in June 2018

Immigrants, Refugees & Asylees  (Focused Populations)

Due no later than August 6, 2018 by 5:00 PM
• Funding request can be for two years
• By early September 2018, organizations will be notified as to whether a full proposal is invited for Board consideration
• Grant decision made in December 2018

Youth in-and-exiting the child welfare system  (Focused Populations)

• Funding inquiries accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2018
• Funding request limited to one-year requests in 2018
• There will one deadline for two-year grants in this funding priority area in 2019
• Note: If a one-year grant is awarded in 2018, organizations will still be eligible to submit a funding inquiry by the 2019 deadline for two-year grants

 Social, Racial & Economic Justice

• Funding inquires accepted on a rolling basis throughout 2018
• There are no two-year grants in this category so that we can continue to respond to new requests annually