FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General questions and answers about applying for a grant.

1. What are your deadlines for receipt of proposals?
2. Does the Foundation make grants to individuals or private foundations?
3. What is the average size and duration of grants awarded?
4. How many grants do you award each year?
5. What are the chances that my proposal will receive support?
6. Do you have formal application forms?
7. How long does it take for a proposal to be approved?
8. How do I submit an application?
9. How often may I submit an application to the Esther B. Kahn Foundation?
10. How do I contact the Esther B. Kahn Foundation?
11. Does the Foundation require the organization to be located in a specific region?

1. What are your deadlines for receipt of proposals?
Proposals are considered semi-annually. Deadline for submission are June 30 and December 30.

2. Does the Foundation make grants to individuals or private foundations?
No, the Foundation does not make grants to individuals or organizations classified as a private foundation. The Foundation only makes grants to organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

3. What is the average size and duration of grants awarded?
Grants are awarded semi-annually and are one-time cash awards of varying amounts, generally less than $25,000.00.

4. How many grants do you award each year?
In 2013, EBK awarded 24 one-time grants.

5. What are the chances that my proposal will receive support?
The Foundation receives a large number of applications each year and funds those that support the goals and objectives of its patron, Esther B. Kahn, and will make a significant difference with lasting tangible results.

6. Do you have formal application forms?
Yes, the Foundation has implemented a two-stage application process to review proposals. Please review "Application Instructions" for additional details.

7. How long does it take for a proposal to be approved?
The Trustees meet semi-annually, generally in February and August. All applicants will be notified of the Trustee's decision within 10 business days after the meeting.

8. How do I submit an application?
There is a two-stage application process to review proposals; a preliminary application and final application (by invitation only). Please review "Application Instructions" for additional details.

9. How often may I submit an application to the Esther B. Kahn Foundation?
Applicants may submit an application once per fiscal year, which is June 1st to May 31st. Applicants that have already submitted an application during the current fiscal year, will not be eligible for a grant until the next fiscal year.

10. How do I contact the Esther B. Kahn Foundation?
To allow us to respond to any inquiries directly related to the Esther B. Kahn Foundation and its application process in a timely and efficient manner, all questions must be submitted through email to: estherbkahn@choate.com.

11. The organization must be located within in the Northeast region.

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