––––– Grant GUIDELINES –––––


The Prosper Road Foundation typically provides grants of up to $50,000. Multi-year requests will be considered when rationale is provided.  The Foundation provides the following types of grants:

  • General Operating
  • Specific program or project support
  • Capacity Building

The Prosper Road Foundation does not fund:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants to individuals or non 501 (c)(3) organizations
  • Campaigns to elect candidates for office
  • Sponsorships
  • Capital campaigns


The Prosper Road Foundation only accepts invited proposals at this time.  We look for organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • A clear, focused and measurable mission
  • Disciplined, people focused management and strong leadership
  • Well designed and well implemented strategies
  • Financial health and sustainability
  • A culture that values learning and is transparent about challenges
  • Internal monitoring for continuous improvement
  • External evaluation for mission effectiveness

If invited, please submit the following proposal materials electronically to Joan Evans, Director, at joan@theprosperroadfoundation.org:

  • Your organization’s mission and background (no more than half page)
  • Statement of need and goals for the project or work to be funded (no more than half a page)
  • Plan for achieving those goals, including timeline and metrics (max: 1 page)
  • Evidence of Impact
  • Operating budget for previous two years and current year
  • Resume of Executive Director and key staff overseeing program to be funded
  • Sources of funding for past two years and expected in next two years
  • Your organization’s financial statement and audit
  • Copy of most recent IRS 501 (c)(3) federal tax exemption letter

Reporting Requirements will be specific to the grant and outlined in a gift agreement.