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Grant Guidelines

The Silver Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. However, an organization that falls within our areas of giving may submit a Letter of Inquiry at any time during the year. Once an LOI is submitted, it will be reviewed for eligibility and alignment with our current funding priorities. The Foundation does not support capital requests nor does it make grants to organizations outside of our geographic scope of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.


Submitting a Grant Proposal

Silver Family Foundation grant proposal deadlines are as follows:

  • Spring Cycle:  Proposals should be submitted through our grant portal by 11:59 pm on March 31st. Grant awards will be made in June.

  • Fall Cycle:  Proposals should be submitted through our grant portal by 11:59 pm on September 30th.  Grant awards will be made in December.


The Foundation accepts requests for general operating expenses.

A site visit is required prior to a grant award. All grant applications are submitted online through our grant portal. In order to meet our biannual deadlines, submissions must be received in our grant portal by the deadline.  Late submissions will not be accepted.  


Each year, grantees must submit an online annual report, via our grant portal, describing how the funds were spent.

Report deadlines are as follows:

  • For fall cycle awards (made in December), the report deadline is November 1st the following year.

  • For spring cycle awards (made in June), the report deadline is May 1st the following year.


Questions may be directed to

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