The Brainerd Foundation is sunsetting in 2020. Because of this, we no longer accept letters of inquiry for programs other than our Opportunity Fund (and proposals for all programs are accepted by invitation only).

Inquiries for our Opportunity Fund may be submitted at any time. Before proceding, please familiarize yourself with our eligibility requirements. If you have previously contacted us about funding, or to work on an existing application, please use the application portal.

New users

Please provide the eligibility information below.

  1. Is your organization a non-profit classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service (or the Canadian equivalent)?

  2. Does the inquiry concern work in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and/or British Columbia?

  3. Is the project related to any of the following?

    • School education programs
    • Direct land purchases or easements
    • Structures, capital improvements or campaigns
    • Endowments, debt reduction, or cashflow shortfalls
    • Academic research
    • Books, videos, and television or film projects that are not components of a broader strategy
    • Lobbying