The Driehaus Foundation accepts grant applications by invitation only. That said, we welcome any initiative (organization, program, or project) that aligns well with our funding guidelines to contact us. Foundation staff make every effort to respond to inquiries in a timely manner -- regardless of whether we are familiar with the initiative or anyone involved.
It generally takes at least a few months, and sometimes longer, between when someone reaches out to us and when the Foundation invites a grant application. Learning about your initiative in incremental steps helps us ensure solid alignment and ultimately the strongest request possible.
Most grant seekers have a single point of contact for the Foundation. However, the consideration process involves the broader input and feedback of our diverse, seasoned team of program specialists.
If you are a current grantee, please contact your program officer about when to next apply.