How to Apply


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Application Process & Deadlines

Before applying, please consult our Grant Guidelines & Focus Areas for important information regarding eligibility and restrictions.

We encourage you to contact JWF Program Officer, Amy Saltzman at or 312-444-2846, to discuss your proposed project before applying. 

2018 Deadlines

  1. Letter of Intent (LOI) Opens: 9AM CST on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
  2. Letter of Intent (LOI) Submission Date: 4PM CST on Friday, May 11, 2018
  3. Status Notification: by early-July 2018 
  4. Proposal Submission Date (by invitation only): 4PM CST on Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  5. Final Notification: by December 31, 2018          

JWF will be holding an “Office Hours” Conference Call on Monday, April 23, from 9:00 – 11:00 AM Central Standard Time. Applicants are welcome to call in during that time with questions regarding the grant guidelines and focus areas, eligibility, and the application process. Even if you don't have specific questions, feel free to call and listen in. For those who are unable to join, a recording will be sent via email shortly afterwards.  

Dial-in Number: +1 (872) 201-6563
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