Apply For a Grant From

the Arsht-Cannon Fund

To Qualify for Grant Submission

  • Your organization must have documentation of 501(c)3 status
  • Your proposed program must serve people living in Delaware
  • Your intended program impact and outcomes must be aligned with the mission of the Arsht-Cannon Fund

Funding is not available for capital expenses or capital campaigns.

Prior to submitting a completed Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant Application, the Executive Director of the non-profit organization is required to complete the Arsht-Cannon Fund Pre-Proposal Form, which should provide the approximate amount of the grant request needed.

Dr. Christine Cannon, Executive Director of the Arsht-Cannon Fund, will be in contact by email and/or telephone to discuss whether the proposal application is appropriate for your funding request.

If so, the Arsht-Cannon Fund Grant Application will be emailed to you. Please allow no less than two weeks between submitting your pre-proposal form and the submission deadline.

Funding determination (full amount, partial or none) is made at the discretion of the fund advisors, and is based on information gathered during the review process, which may include a site visit. Funding considerations include substantiated needs for funding, strength of plan to result in planned impact and outcomes, organizational resources to conduct the program and plan for program sustainability beyond funding, and documented efforts to collaborate with community institutions, non-profit organizations, etc.

Funding carries responsibilities to conduct program implementation, as proposed. Progress in conducting the program must be reported at the six-month mark, and one month following the conclusion of the grant. While funding is provided for one year, some proposals may be eligible for a second or third year of support. Funding that is not used as proposed is refundable.

Pre-Proposal Form

Submission required for consideration in invitation to apply for grant funding. Please submit before March 15