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The William Swanston Charitable Fund

Request for Proposals

The William Swanston Charitable Fund has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2019-2020 grant cycle.

RFP Overview

The Swanston Fund requests proposals in 2020 for innovative projects that prevent or reduce the risk factors that can create disparities, and that create opportunities for all children in Mahoning and Trumbull counties to thrive. Proposals for projects should address prevention and/or immediate needs, and priority will be given to proposals focused on programs and services in the following areas (please see RFP for full descriptions):

    • Health and Wellness
    • Education
    • Children’s Services

Interested applicants must review the full Request for Proposals (RFP) and submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) on or before Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Please do not submit a full proposal to the Swanston Fund unless invited to do so. If your LOI is accepted, an application form will be made available to you. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified in late February 2020. Completed applications with supporting documents must then be submitted to the William Swanston Charitable Fund on or before Friday, March 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Final grant decisions will be announced in May 2020.

How to Apply

Step 1:

Carefully review the below Request for Proposals to determine your organization’s eligibility and alignment with the William Swanston Charitable Fund’s priorities. If you have any questions about the RFP once you’ve reviewed it, please contact Tara C. Walker-Pollock at tpollock@cfmv.org or Casey Krell at ckrell@cfmv.org.

Step 2:

If you determine your program or project aligns with the Swanston Fund’s priorities, use the Swanston 2020 Letter of Inquiry Form to submit your inquiry on or before Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

For more information concerning the William Swanston Charitable Fund or this Request for Proposals, please contact Tara C. Walker-Pollock at tpollock@cfmv.org or Casey Krell at ckrell@cfmv.org.