The Edward M. Dowd Foundation Grant Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from The Edward M. Dowd Foundation. Here you’ll find more information about the eligibility requirements and how to submit an application.


Eligibility Information

To be eligible for receiving a grant award from The Edward M. Dowd Foundation, the organization applying for funds must meet the following requirements

  • Must be exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
  • Must not be a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a)
  • Must be located in Monterey County, Salinas in particular, and Santa Clara County, Santa Clara University in particular
  • Must not be private individuals (even if through a 501c3) or involved in or with an type of political campaigns, politicians, etc.

How To Apply


Step 1

Confirm your eligibility by checking the requirements listed above.

Step 2

Submit an online application by completing the form on our website.

Step 3

If your application is selected for funding, you will be asked to submit a Grant Report covering the project, budgetary, and timeline outcomes.

Application Deadlines

All applications must be completed and submitted online by 5:00 p.m. PST on these dates:

  • Spring Deadline: March 15 (foundation to respond by early June)

  • Fall Deadline: September 15 (foundation to respond by early December)

Please note that if these dates fall on a holiday or weekend, grant applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. PST on the next business day.