How to Apply


  • Please check our eligibility guidelines here. Please note: Applications outside of our geographic target region or focus area of intellectual and developmental disabilities will not be considered.
  • The Golisano Foundation accepts requests for program support as well as capital projects. (Please call the Foundation for clarification)
  • The Golisano Foundation accepts applications for single year funding and in certain circumstances will entertain multiyear funding requests as well.
  • For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding our funding eligibility, please click here.


  • Applications are considered on a quarterly basis at the January, April, July, and October Board meetings. Submission deadlines for the upcoming meetings are as follows:
    • March 15, 2024 – To be considered at the April 2024 Board Meeting
    • June 15, 2024 – To be considered at the July 2024 Board Meeting
    • September 15, 2024 – To be considered at the October 2024 Board Meeting
    • December 15, 2024 – To be considered at the January 2025 Board Meeting


  • Letter of Intent – LOI submission is required in the online grant portal to start the application process. LOI’s can be submitted at any time for review. Upon receipt, the LOI will be reviewed and you will be contacted by staff at the foundation within a few weeks with feedback.  If completing a full application is suggested, at that time you will be given access in the online portal to the full application. Quarterly deadlines will be assigned depending on request volume and submission timing.  
  • Upon receipt of application, representatives from the Foundation will contact applicants with additional questions, if necessary. Site visits or meetings may be scheduled to discuss the application as part of the review process.
  • Applicant will receive notice of funding decision within two weeks after quarterly board meeting.
  • Please note that an invitation to submit an LOI or Proposal does not assure funding.


  • If approved for a grant, applicants will receive award letter by mail.
  • Recipients will be required to sign a grant agreement contract.
  • Each grant recipient will be required to submit an annual progress report due one year after receiving funding.

How to apply:

  • Click the “apply online” button below to create an account and begin your LOI / application.
  • For new applicants, click the button below and follow the instructions for “create an account”.
  • If you are a returning applicant, simply log in with your account information.
  • Please note: The Golisano Foundation’s application process is entirely online. However, upon completion and submission of the online application applicants are required to send a hard copy of financial statements to the Foundation offices. This is also outlined at the end of the online application process.
    • Golisano Foundation
      7632 County Road 42
      Victor, New York 14564

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Contact Erica Dayton at the Foundation at 585-419-9979 with any questions or concerns.