FAQs

Anna Lalor Burdick Program | Frequently Asked Questions

What are the deadlines?

The trustees meet twice a year, in June and December to review concept papers.

Concept applications received by November 1 will be considered for full proposal eligibility at the December meeting, and applicants will be informed of the foundation’s decision by January 15.

Concept applications received by May 1 will be considered for full proposal eligibility at the June meeting and applicants will be informed of the foundation’s decision by July 15.

Can I fax or e-mail my concept paper or proposal?

Only online applications are accepted.  Please read the guidelines and instructions carefully.  Technical support is available from 9:00 – 4:00 Eastern Time Monday through Friday at 617-391-3085.

Will the foundation support indirect costs or administrative overhead?

Not usually. You have a better chance of competing for scarce dollars if you allocate direct costs to the Anna Lalor Burdick grant.

Can an organization submit two concept papers for consideration?

In fairness to other organizations seeking support, we ask that organizations submit only one concept paper per round of funding.

Does the foundation provide multiyear funding?

Grants are awarded for one year only.  Under special circumstances, renewals are considered, such as for projects which clearly require more than one year of support for effective implementation, or for projects which demonstrate outstanding results or promise during the first year.

Applicants must re-apply through the competitive grants process.  The  foundation does not make multiyear grants.

Will the foundation support organizations registered as nonprofits outside the U.S.?

All applicants must hold a U.S. 501(c)(3) designation issued through the U.S. Treasury.   See the guidelines for specific information about applications from overseas organizations.

How many proposals get funded?

The foundation has received as many as 200 concept applications during an application round.   It rarely requests more than nine full proposals.  In 2010 we funded seven organizations.  See list of our past grants.