The Antioch Foundation is now requiring organizations to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) prior to the 2020 grant application period.

Although the letter of inquiry deadline (July 15, 2019) has passed, we ask that all organizations planning to submit a 2020 grant please still submit a LOI.

Please click HERE for complete LOI instructions.


The Antioch Foundation Grant Application

The 2020 grant application period is September 15 - October 15, 2019.

Click HERE to download The Antioch Foundation grant application instructions.  These instructions outline the required components of a complete grant request.  A copy of the grant scoring rubric is also included.  All grant applications will be evaluated using this rubric.


The Antioch Foundation Grant Process

Because The Antioch Foundation is constantly evolving, changes in the grant application process may occur.  For that reason, it is important to revisit the application process annually.

  1. Organizations considering submitting an application for the 2020 grant cycle must submit a letter of inquiry. Details and instructions on how to submit a letter of inquiry can be found HERE. (Note that the July 15th LOI deadline will not be strictly enforced this year.)

  2. Applications for 2020 must be received between September 15 and October 15, 2019.

  3. All grant requests must be submitted using an online form. The link to the application page will be made available on September 15th.

  4. The directors will review the applications and announce the grants by January 1, 2020.

  5. Successful applicants will receive an acceptance agreement that must be signed and returned.

  6. Once the signed agreement is received, the foundation will send the grant funds on a date mutually agreed upon by the foundation and the recipient.

  7. Recipients must submit either a status report and documentation that the funds were expended for the specified purpose within twelve months of receipt of the grant.

Special note to organizations associated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS):  While The Antioch Foundation supports a number of organizations and programs associated with the WELS, it does not make grants to organizations or programs that also receive operating budget subsidies directly from WELS corporate.  If you are seeking a faith-based grant and receive an operating budget subsidy from WELS, you may qualify for a grant under Antioch II.  See the FAQ page for more information on Antioch II.  If you do not receive any operating budget subsidy from WELS, you may use the standard Antioch grant application.