2018 Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Process
We invite Nebraska nonprofit organizations and members of the University of Nebraska community to submit a two-page Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for consideration in our annual grant process. The WIN Grants Committee will invite 12 to 16 organizations or programs to submit full grant proposals in April.
Letters of Inquiry for the 2017-18 grant cycle are due by Feb. 19, 2018.
In the narrative, be as clear and focused as possible about how your
organization/project would make best use of a grant of $50,000 or more.
An email confirming receipt of your LOI will be sent within a week of submission. Submission of a letter does not guarantee formal consideration for funding.
Selected Requests for Proposal (RFPs) will be sent at the end of March (due in April), with awards being announced in Fall 2018 for use by Dec. 31, 2019.
Submitted proposals may involve collaborative approaches to problem solving, but should originate with the lead organization that will serve as fiscal agent for management and utilization of funds.
In your two-page letter, please include:
1.) Project name, primary contact name, e-mail and phone
2.) Project description
3.) Project category
Arts and Culture Education, Environment
Health and Human Services Civic and Community
4.) Population served
Youth Family Adults Women
Women and Children Animals Environment
5.) Estimated project budget
6.) Critical need being addressed
7.) Organization Information required
|Federal tax ID||501(c)3 public charity designation|
|Annual budget||Staff size (Full- and part-time)|
|Governance (board)||List of key leadership|
|University:||Primary applicant||University campus|
|College, department||Website address|
|Project collaborators||List of key leadership staff|
Please submit all letters of inquiry to:
Women Investing in Nebraska
1010 Lincoln Mall Ste 300
Lincoln NE 68508
NOTE: Only complete letters e-mailed or postmarked by Feb. 19 will be considered.
For additional information, contact:
"In joining together and thinking big, we will make a large impact."
-Lisa Smith, Former Chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation Women in Philanthropy subcommittee