We award grants only to tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of US Internal Revenue Code. Grants to individuals are not considered. The Dekker Foundation supports equal opportunity in its grant making.

Applications are considered throughout the year. Before you send us a full proposal, please first submit a letter of inquiry to determine if your organization's goals meet the Foundation's criteria for grant recipients. The letter should include:

  • Information about your organization, with confirmation that it is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code

  • A description of how the grant money will be used

  • An estimated overall budget

  • The time period for which funds are requested

After reviewing the letter of inquiry, we may ask you to submit a formal proposal. Common Grant Application Forms are accepted