Partnership Grants

Grants may be awarded to organizations that serve a specific purpose or need that is consistent with the Trust’s mission.


The Trust awards partnership grants to organizations that serve Trust beneficiaries for a specific purpose or need that are aligned with the Trust’s mission and priorities. Typically partnership grants are one time grants with a one year term, up to $50,000.

For partnership grant funding examples, please see our Grant Guidelines (updated 7.19).


Eligible organizations for partnership grants are foundations, government agencies, tribal entities, nonprofits and corporations who serve Trust beneficiaries.

How to Apply

  1. Complete a Letter of Interest form, located here.
  2. Once the Letter of Interest is received, you will be contacted and notified within approximately three weeks if the request will be moving to the full online application stage of the grant process.


Letters of Interest are due to the Trust by the 15th of each month. Letters submitted after the November and June deadlines will default to the 15th of January and August respectively.

Letter of Interest Deadlines:

  • January 15
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 15
  • May 15
  • June 15
  • August 15
  • September 15
  • October 15
  • November 15

Typically the process, from letter of interest submission to final approval by the Trust takes 3-5 months, but in some cases may take longer.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please email: 

Lucas Lind, Grants Administrator,

Carrie Predeger, Grants Accountability Manager,