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The Foundation does not make grants to private and parochial schools, universities, or for medical research.

Application Guidelines

The Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for support.

Organizations that received a grant from the Cohen Foundation in the previous year may submit a proposal seeking funding provided they submit a narrative and financial report on the activities supported by the Foundation's most recent grant.

Report Format

  • What has been the organization's most significant achievement or impact in the previous year, and why? Consider impact on individuals, communities, institutions, policies, as appropriate to your grant.
  • Were all or some of your goals for the year met? Did you develop new goals or revise old ones? Explain and provide examples.
  • Did the project encounter any unexpected difficulties? With the benefit of hindsight, what, if anything, would you do differently?
  • What new partnerships or collaborations were created or have you entered into in the past year? Will these collaborations continue?
  • Have there been any significant institutional changes or developments within your organization, for example among the board, staff leadership, or finances?


The Foundation accepts, but does not require, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers Common Grant Application.

Proposal Narrative

  • Brief description of the organization's most important plans and priorities for the year for which funding is requested, and background, explanation and anticipated outcomes for any major new projects.
  • List of key staff, with position titles
  • List of Board of Directors, with affiliations

Financial Information

  • Most recent audit
  • Revenue and expenses statements for the previous year (budget and actual) and current year
  • List of organization's current major institutional funders with corresponding amounts, including commitments and pending requests with amounts requested and committed as appropriate
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