Organizations may submit one Open Call proposal per calendar year, as long as they have no other open grants with the Foundation. The spring application opens January 14, 2022 and closes March 31, 2022. The fall application opens June 15, 2022 and closes September 30, 2022.
Preferred proposals span 12-18 months. Requested amount is not to exceed $100,000, and it is rare Roundhouse awards the maximum. The median award is around $20,000.
Following the end of the application period, eligible applications are evaluated by a panel of external reviewers. Review takes 6-8 weeks, with funding for selected proposals typically disbursed within 2-3 weeks following the decision announcement.
We do not fund capital requests for facility development or improvement through the Open Call process. However, program-aligned requests for infrastructure acquisition or enhancements (e.g., vehicles, coolers, software, or other equipment) can be considered in this process.
We encourage applicants interested in applying to our Open Call process to connect with a Roundhouse representative prior to submitting their proposal.
Download the Open Call question list (Please note: our application is subject to slight changes as we update and refine our grantmaking process.)
View our Spring 2021 Open Call grant partners
View our Fall 2021 Open Call grant partners