How to Apply

If our current grant period is open, you can complete the June & Julian Foss Foundation online Eligibility Quiz and know immediately
whether you qualify to apply for a grant. If you qualify, you will be able to proceed to our online application portal, where you can create
an account and complete an application.

Grant Requirements

Part of our mission is to promote and learn about philanthropy within our family; therefore we require that, in order to be eligible to receive grants, applicants must receive a Site Visit from family members, who will then see and/or learn about the program for which the grant is to be used. After the site visit, members must file reports about their visits, including details about whom they met and what they learned, along with their recommendations about the grant requested. 

Grant Cycle Dates and Process

April 1 - May 31: Applications are received and acknowledged.

April 1 - July 31: Foundation members review applications based on the relevance of the programs to our Guidelines; then, based
on their available time, they sign up to make a site visit. Applicants will receive an email if their application is accepted for a site visit.

August 1 - 31: Agencies whose applications were not accepted will receive notice in August.

September 30: Site visits must be completed, and site visit reports are due.

October: At its October meeting, the Board reviews reports and makes final grant decisions based on funds available, using members’

Mid-November: Applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s decisions. Checks will be delivered before the end of November.

We accept applications from organizations that provide services in and/or near the following cities:

  • Tacoma and Seattle, Washington
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Francisco, Berkeley, San Mateo, and Castro Valley, California
  • Phoenix, Arizona (Phoenix metro area, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Queen Creek, and Apache Junction)
  • Miami, Florida

Find out Who We Are.
Read our Granting Guidelines.
Explore our Granting History.


We strongly prefer electronic methods of contact.
Applications will only be accepted via our online application form.