Letter of Inquiry

While the Mott Foundation believes it’s important to maintain flexibility in our grantmaking, applicants should understand that funding for unsolicited proposals is limited. To ensure that any inquiries we receive are answered in a timely way, we ask you to please use the following letter of inquiry (LOI) form.

We encourage you to review information about our programs and what we do and do not fund in each specific program area. Your request will be forwarded to and reviewed by Foundation staff, and you should receive a reply within 90 days.

Thank you for your interest in the Foundation and our programs.

Contact Information
Organization Information

Applicable only to the United States entities, an Employer Identification Number or EIN is the corporate/organizational equivalent to a Social Security number. EIN’s are issued to anyone, including individuals.
For more information see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employer_Identification_Number.

Short for “Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities” — a BRIDGE ID is a unique identifying number assigned to philanthropic organizations, non-governmental organizations, programs, projects, and even schools and churches, across the globe.
For more information see: http://bridge-registry.org.

Because of limited resources, the Mott Foundation restricts its funding to certain geographic areas. You may proceed with your inquiry, but it is likely your project or organization will not be eligible to receive a grant.

Project Description

Please describe your project, emphasizing why it’s needed, whom it will serve, and what will be accomplished during a specific period of time. Be sure to tell us how your project fits with the Foundation's strategies and/or programs. Please limit your description to 6,500 characters (including spaces) or less (approximately 1.5 pages).

Organization Description

Please describe your organization and how you plan to conduct the project for which you’re seeking a grant. Include a brief summary of your organization’s mission, legal classification, staff size, board of directors, existing partnerships with other organizations and/or funders, and significant accomplishments. Please limit your description to 6,500 characters (including spaces) or less (approximately 1.5 pages).