Organizations may submit one Open Call proposal per calendar year, as long as they have no other open grants with the Foundation. Our 2024 deadlines are:
- Spring: Application opens January 15, 2024 and closes March 15, 2024 at 5:00PM
- Fall: Application opens June 19, 2024 and closes September 13, 2024 at 5:00PM
Preferred proposals span 12-18 months. Requested amount is not to exceed $50,000, 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.)
Learn about our previous Open Call grant partners
Join an info session for an overview of our 2024 Spring Open Call grant cycle
Roundhouse staff will host two info sessions about our Open Call grants cycle. As space is limited, we kindly request participants register for ONE info session. The same information will be covered at each session. Info sessions will be held via Zoom, and a Zoom invitation will be sent at least 24 hours in advance of the event.