Grant Application Process

By Invitation Only

Letters Of Inquiry - By Invitation Only

The Conn Memorial Foundation’s funding is committed to current initiatives, so Letters of Inquiry are “By Invitation Only” at this time. If your organization is a 501c3 located in Hillsborough County, Florida, and has a program focused on educational achievement and aligned with a school serving students in low-income neighborhoods, and you wish to be considered, call Laura White, Director of Grants and Programs, 813-210-5758, to discuss, or send a short email to Please do not disregard this step as any Letters of Inquiry submitted without invitation may not be considered by the Board.

Also, in the interest of saving time, money and protecting the environment, only electronic submissions via email or our website should be made to the foundation. Please do not mail hard copies of letters, information, brochures, applications, etc.

These measures are being taken with you and your organization in mind. It is our hope to make your interaction with the foundation easier and more efficient so that you may have more time to do the work of your mission.

Please note: Organizations currently funded by the Conn Memorial Foundation and that have been invited to re-apply, do not need to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

Please contact Laura if you have any questions. Thank you!

Funding Schedule

Invited Application Deadlines

  • March 1st for Spring Cycle (Unless specified differently on the application sent to you from Conn.)
  • September 1stfor Fall Cycle (Unless specified differently on the application sent to you from Conn.)

Grant Awards Dates

  • May 30 for March 1 applications
  • November 30 for September 1 applications

Funding Selection Criteria

  • Compatibility with the Conn Memorial Foundation’s Mission
  • Board & Staff Management Expertise
  • Fiscal Management
  • Long Range Planning/Collaborative Efforts
  • Program Need/Evaluation
  • Clear Goals and Objectives
  • Site Visits
  • Availability of Funds/Interest