Each year the foundation awards approximately twenty grants of $1,000 to $15,000 in one or two funding cycles.
In 2021, the Foundation will have two funding cycles.
Grant applications are due:
March 1, 2021 for a June decision
August 2, 2021 for a December decision
To apply, please send a letter or an email, no longer than one page, outlining the purpose for which you request funding. There is no application form; the letter is your application. Please include a one sentence summary of your proposed project. The letter should address these basic questions:
- What is the significance of the issue you seek to address and how does it affect young children and their families?
- What are the changes you seek to bring about?
- What project are you proposing to Trio and approximately how much funding are you requesting for it?
- How will this project bring about the changes you seek?
Applicants whose projects best match our funding priorities will be asked to submit a longer proposal.
Send application letters by email to:
or by mail to:
1569 Solano Avenue #174
Berkeley, CA 94707