Granting Pause Update

In January 2021, the Foundation plans to review a pre-COVID backlog of funding requests. By March 2021, the Foundation will address the majority of funding requests received during 2020. Meanwhile, we will continue our process of internal evaluation and reflection, and expect to be able to share an update on our strategic directions in April 2021. The majority of funding applications will be reviewed in the second quarter of 2021.

Read the full update statement here.

The Foundation’s granting portal remains open for applications.

If you have any further questions, please visit our Granting Pause FAQ.


We seek to deepen the impact of our philanthropy by:

  • advancing our understanding of complex issues
  • learning and adapting as an organization
  • working with strategic intent
  • building strong relationships

We provide grants to a limited number of initiatives. Proposals should be submitted via our online portal where they will be reviewed by our program staff.