The Atlas Family Foundation takes a proactive approach to grantmaking and does not accept unsolicited proposals. Furthermore, the Foundation’s portfolio is currently at capacity and we are not considering new requests at this time.
The initial meeting presents us with the opportunity to learn about the people with whom we are considering a funding partnership. It also allows us to share more about our own philosophy and work style. We are interested in sharing the personal histories, paths and passions that have brought our potential partners and us to the area of prenatal and early childhood development. If the visit takes place on-site, we would appreciate a tour of the facilities and an overview of the programs that relate to our mutual work, and we would like to meet not only with the Executive Director/CEO and development staff, but also with a board member, front line staff and client(s) (as appropriate). We are not interested in “the dog and the pony show,” but in creating a space for an authentic connection.
Following our initial meeting, our staff and trustees will decide whether to move forward with the application process. If we decide not to proceed, we will let you know why. If we do decide to move ahead, we will invite you to submit a 1-page letter of inquiry, describing the concept/program for which you are seeking funding. READ MORE
The letter of inquiry should include:
After we have received your letter of inquiry, we will review its contents and get back to you. If we decide not to proceed, we will explain why.
Once your organization is invited to submit a proposal, we will assist you in crafting the best possible proposal. Our long-term goal is not just to create a one-time proposal, but to help you formulate a grantseeking approach that can be used in the future with other funders. READ MORE
Your proposal should include the following information and documentation, organized as follows:
Please review our grant application guidelines, as well as our frequently asked questions.
Grant Application Guidelines
The following provides more details about the information and documentation in the proposal.
Proposal Narrative (no more than four pages)
We look forward to receiving your proposal. Please send us one electronic copy and two printed copies of your proposal, as follows.
Note: please only send electronic copies of your most recent IRS Form 990.
One electronic copy to:
Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi at firstname.lastname@example.org
One printed copy to:
The Atlas Family Foundation
2444 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 622
Santa Monica, California 90403
A second printed copy to:
The Atlas Family Foundation
P.O. Box 25338
Los Angeles, California 90025-0338
When mailing your proposal, please do not use FedEx, UPS or certified mail USPS. Use regular mail. Requesting a signature upon delivery delays the process and sometimes causes the mail to be returned to sender.
We accept proposals all year long.
After we receive your proposal, you will receive an acknowledgement from us. If we need any additional material or have questions, we will contact you.
We look forward to learning more about our prospective grantee-partners during the course of a process underscored by collaboration, openness and trust. We are interested in: READ MORE