Applying for Grants

The best way to approach The Hershey Foundation for a grant is to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) as directed below.

All forms are now accepted, exclusively, on-line.

Please review the Grant Guidelines and FAQ pages before creating your account or submitting an LOI. 

To begin the process, click on the following link:

https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?urlkey=hersheyfoundation

New Applicants please click “Create New Account” to begin the registration process.
Returning Applicants please enter your logon credentials and click Log On.

Step one. . .

  • Log in at the above link and submit an LOI through the on-line form.
  • Upon review, we will determine if your request is a good match with our funding priorities.
  • You will receive notice by e-mail.
  • If there is an interest in funding your request, a link to submit a full proposal will be included in the e-mail following the guidelines listed below.

Step two. . .

Log-on to your account to work on or submit your proposal. Be prepared to provide the following:

  • an explanation of the program to be funded including objectives and goals, time frame, budget, and other sources of funding
  • organizational overview including mission, history, and services provided
  • most recent annual report and financial statement
  • current list of officers, directors, or trustees
  • copy of the IRS letter designating nonprofit charitable status
  • approval of the executive director and or  chairperson of the board

If you have questions, please visit the FAQ page. Unanswered questions can be addressed at thehersheyfoundation@gmail.com

Deadlines

The Hershey Foundation meets twice a year to approve grants. Full grant proposals need to be submitted for review by the due date.

LOI Due                      Notification                     Full Proposal Due          Notification

December 1                 December 15                    January 15                         March

June 1                          June 15                             July 15                             September