Grants Management: Grant Guidelines
Eligibility – Fields of Interest
Arts & Culture
Eligibility – Applicant’s Status
The Thomas J. Long Foundation awards grants to selected tax-exempt charitable organizations that have been recognized by the IRS as being described in Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Foundation does not ordinarily make the following types of grants:
Grants to 509(a)(3) supporting organizations or to individuals
Grants for Advocacy or influencing Public Policy
Grants to establish Endowments
Grants for loan repayments
Grant for research or studies
All requests should be for prospective use of funds. The Foundation does not favor grants for programs or projects that will have already been completed by the grant date, or to pay off loans or debt. The time frame for which grant funds will be used must be clearly stated in the proposal.
Only one award will be made for any one calendar year.
Eligibility – Geographic Focus
The Foundation primarily funds charitable programs and services which are of particular benefit to residents of Hawaii and the five Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma. Preference among the California counties is ordinarily given to Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Proposals which do not focus on Hawaii or the five designated Northern California counties are unlikely to be funded and it is rarely worthwhile to submit a proposal.