How to Submit a Project
Grants and Project-Related Investments to Organizations
Before a request is made for a grant or project-related investment, a brief letter of inquiry is advisable to determine whether the Center’s present interests and funds permit consideration of the request.
The letter should include:
- The purpose of the project for which funds are being requested.
- Problems and issues the proposed project will address.
- Information about the organization conducting the project.
- Estimated overall budget for the project.
- Period of time for which funds are requested.
- Qualifications of those who will be engaged in the project.
After receiving the letter, foundation staff members may ask the grant seeker to submit a formal proposal. There is no grant application form. The proposal should include:
- The organization’s current budget.
- A description of the proposed work and how it will be conducted.
- The names and curricula vitae of those engaged in the project.
- A detailed project budget.
- Present means of support and status of applications to other funding sources.
- Legal and tax status.
In some instances, the Center requires the grantee organization to match the foundation’s grant with funds from other sources.
The Center supports pluralism and equal opportunity in its grant making and in its internal policies. The opportunities that prospective grantee organizations provide for women and other disadvantaged groups are considered in evaluating proposals.
Applications are considered throughout the year. Normally applicants may expect to receive within six weeks an indication of whether their proposals are within the Center’s program interests and budget limitations. If the proposal is being considered for a grant, the approval process is generally completed within three months. Activities supported by grants and program-related investments must be charitable, educational or scientific, as defined under the appropriate provisions of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and Treasury Regulations. The Center monitors grants through regular financial and narrative reports submitted by the grantee.
The Center’s funds are limited in relation to the great number of worthwhile proposals received. The Center directs its support to activities that are within its current interests and are likely to have wide effect. Support is not normally given for routine operating costs of institutions or for religious activities. Funding is not available for the construction or maintenance of buildings.
Requests sent from the USA and Canada should be e-mailed to
. Those sent from the rest of the Americas should be e-mailed to
or mailed to CGDD:
Paseo de la República 3565 piso 11
San Isidro, Lima 27
Requests from foreign countries should be directed to the nearest Center office. See Addresses and E-mail links for locations of field offices.
Grants to Individuals
Most of the Center’s grant funds are given to organizations. Although it also makes grants to individuals, they are few in number relative to demand and are limited to research, training and other activities related to its program interests.
The Center does not award undergraduate scholarships or make grants for purely personal needs. Support for graduate fellowships is generally provided through grants to universities and other organizations, which are responsible for the selection of recipients. Most Center grants to individuals are awarded either through publicly announced competitions or on the basis of nominations from universities and other nonprofit institutions. In all cases, recipients are selected on the merits of their proposals and on their potential contribution to advancing the Center’s program objectives.