The Tow Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. If your organization fits the criteria outlined in our Juvenile Justice Initiative guidelines, please send a letter of inquiry (maximum two pages) with an explanation of your organization’s mission and a brief description of the project for which you seek funding. We do not accept letters of inquiry for Invited Projects.
After receipt of your letter of inquiry, foundation staff will contact you by mail, email or phone to discuss your project’s eligibility, seek additional information or arrange an introductory meeting before you are invited to submit a full proposal. Once invited to do so, applications must be completed in our format. The Tow Foundation Board of Trustees meets quarterly. Applications cannot be timed for review at a specific board meeting.
Letters of inquiry will be accepted by mail only. Unless requested, please do not overnight mail or fax your information.
To be eligible for a grant, organizations must comply with the following:
- Have tax-exempt status under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code
- Serve the community without discrimination by race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability
The Foundation will not provide support for the following:
- Organizations lacking tax-exempt status
- Political causes, candidates or campaigns
- Capital campaigns
Address all correspondence as follows:
Emily Tow Jackson
The Tow Foundation
50 Locust Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840-4737