Granting Guidelines

The Tuttleman Foundation provides grants to 501c3 organizations in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Arts and Museums
  • Community Building and Basic Human Services
  • Health Care
  • Spiritual Development

Funding is Available for:

  • General operations
  • Capital campaigns and special projects
  • Research and advocacy
  • Pilot projects

Multi-year Grants

The foundation occasionally funds programs on a multi-year basis on a very select basis.

Grant Range

The Tuttleman Foundation will typically award grants ranging from $1,000 to $250,000. In setting grant levels, consideration will be given to current the organization’s budget size and to the amount of funds needed to effectively meet program goals.


In reviewing proposals, priority will be given to programs and organizations that are a strong fit with most or all of the following criteria:

  • Solid track record of success in achieving goals
  • Strong leadership
  • Long-term plan demonstrating a clear mission, goals, and strategies
  • Financial stability
  • Organizational capacity to effectively manage the proposed effort
  • Concrete goals and measurable outcomes

Grant Submissions

Please submit a summary letter of your request, including the following:

  • A brief project description
  • A statement of need
  • The grant amount requested
  • A detailed budget for the proposed project
  • Organizational profile

If additional information is required, we will request for a full grant proposal and arrange for a site visit.