We initiate most funding opportunities by contacting the organizations and inviting them to submit proposals. Accordingly, unsolicited proposals are only rarely successful. If despite the odds against success, you wish to submit a proposal, you should carefully review what we fund and what we do not fund . If after completing your review, you believe that your proposed endeavor is within our guidelines, you should write a short (not more than two page) proposal letter on the letterhead of the applicant addressed to the foundation. This letter should include:
Any of the following not included on the letterhead:
The organization's legal name
Phone and fax numbers
Web site address, if available
In the first paragraph, a brief description of the project for which funding is sought and the amount sought and why you believe it to be within our guidelines
The total cost of the project
A description of other sources of support. Generally, we expect all applicants to show support from internal, as well as external, sources.
A brief description of the organization
For first time applicants, a copy of their IRS 501(c)(3) ruling.
Please send this letter by regular mail to:
Michael J. Connell Foundation
776 East Green Street, Suite 230
Pasadena, CA 91101-5402
PLEASE DO NOT HAND DELIVER OR SEND PROPOSALS BY MESSENGER SERVICE. Our offices are not open to the general public, and most messengered packages do not reach us until long after normal mail service will reach us.
We do not accept proposals by fax or e-mail.
Please do not include lengthy brochures, tape cassettes, CD ROMs, or videotapes with your letter. We will not return any of these items. Most, if not all, of these items, are discarded, since we do not have storage facilities to accommodate them.
If we want more information on any proposal we will request it. We will only visit with new applicants after we express an interest in a proposal.
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