The FMH Foundation grant-making process is by invitation only. Organizations must be invited by the FMH Board.  Unsolicited grant requests or proposals will not be accepted. Qualified organizations interested in submitting a grant request to the FMH Foundation must first submit a written Inquiry. During this phase, the Foundation Board will evaluate the relativity of the organization and request to the mission of the Foundation. Upon determination of interest, an “Invitation to Apply” will be extended to the organization.

Once an inquiry is submitted, it will be presented to the FMH Board at the next Board meeting for consideration. The Foundation will generally ask that you allow up to three months from the date the Inquiry is submitted to determine whether or not to extend an invitation for formal application. An inquiry may only be submitted once per year. The grant cycle in which an invited agency is placed will be at the discretion of the Board and Staff.

Below are the deadlines for inquiry submission for each Board meeting:

Board Meeting Month Inquiry Submission Deadline
February January 25th
May April 25th
August July 25th
November October 25th


Click the link below to submit an inquiry:


Letter of Inquiry