Guide on How to Complete an Application

For First Time Applicants
For your convenience we have compiled an explicit and detailed set of instructions on how to successfully complete an application.

For Returning Applicants

For your convenience we have custom authored a viewable/printable abridged guide for your use in successfully completing the grants’ process with the Koch Foundation. This guide is not required to be read, but will answer the vast majority of questions concerning successful application and content and help you determine further whether or not applying to the Koch Foundation is the right solution for your needs.

If you feel that you need assistance locating alternative funding or web based resources for your application our resources page has several organizations available.

Applying to the Koch Foundation
is a two-step process:

Step 1 –  Letter of Request (LOR) – The Koch Foundation accepts Letters of Request from January 1st through May 1st of each year for funding the following year. LORs can be submitted via the Foundation’s web site or by mail to the Foundation’s office. LORs must include a brief description of the project, cost, location and contact information of the organization applying.

Step 2 – If the Board of Directors of the Foundation is interested in the project, an application will be sent to the applying organization. For those who apply via the web site, an electronic application will be sent. Organizations applying by mail will receive a paper application. All applications must be returned within 90 days of receipt. All applications will be considered at the Foundation’s Board Meeting the following February. Notification of grant awards will be mailed in March following the Board Meeting.