Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Grants

While the Hoffberger Foundation completes its current strategic planning process, unsolicited grant requests are not being accepted. Learn More

Does HFP have geographic limitations to its grantmaking?
Grants made in the Youth category are restricted to programs in Baltimore City. Grants in Health are restricted to programs serving the Baltimore metropolitan area, with Baltimore City as the priority.

How can I apply for a grant in your Jewish Community Needs focus area?
HFP does not accept proposals in this area. Funding for Jewish Community Needs is provided solely through HFP’s support of The Associated. Click here for information about other funding resources.

Do you accept proposals for programs operating in Israel?
HFP does not accept proposals in this area. Funding for initiatives in Israel is provided solely through HFP’s support of The Associated.

Does HFP make multi-year grants?
No. However, grantees may apply for apply for funding of the same project again.

Applying for a Grant

Can I submit a full proposal by mail instead of completing the online application?
No, you must complete the online application for the proposal to be considered. We do not review proposals submitted by mail.

What happens if I miss the annual deadline? When is your next grant deadline?
We will not accept full proposals after the March 1 deadline. The next opportunity to apply for a grant will be March 1 of the following year.

My organization has a fiscal agent. Can I still submit a funding request?
Yes, however, additional materials may be required as part of your application.

My organization does not have a recent financial audit.  Can I still submit an application?
A recent audit is an application requirement. If your organization has not conducted a recent financial audit, your proposal is not eligible for review.

What are the minimum and maximum amounts that can be requested?
There is no minimum or maximum limitation. However, the amount requested should be relative to the size of the organization and needs of the project. Please note that HFP looks for programs that can demonstrate a diverse funding stream. Visit Recent Grants for a list of awards.

What happens after the proposal is submitted?
You will receive an email confirming our receipt of your proposal. Proposals will be reviewed between March and June. During this time, you may be contacted to answer questions and schedule a site visit or meeting. Notification of grant decisions will be made by June 30th.

Is it helpful to communicate directly with HFP board members about my proposal?
HFP welcomes inquiries about its grantmaking and proposal review process, and the staff are available to discuss any questions you may have.  Communication with HFP board members about your request is discouraged and will not be helpful.

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