Woodcock Foundation grantmaking is determined on a case-by-case basis through careful deliberation with grantees, trustees and staff.
It has been said that there are as many ways to operate a family foundation as there are families.
Within this landscape, Woodcock has chosen a grantmaking policy that seeks to balance the creativity and interests of individual family members with several of the critical issues of our world today. We proceed from the question Where is the best alignment of what we have to offer with what the world needs? and then actively seek organizations with which to partner on issues of mutual interest and priority.
In short, the course of Woodcock Foundation grantmaking is determined on a case-by-case basis through careful deliberation with grantees, trustees and staff. For this reason, and because our resources are limited, we have instituted a policy that unsolicited proposals and letters of inquiry will not be reviewed. We regret the disappointment that this might cause the many worthy grantseekers who hear or read about the Foundation, but because our trustees are actively engaged in more organizations than even Woodcock can absorb, we have found that this policy works best for us, and spares applicants the frustrating experience of waiting and then being rejected.
If you have been invited to submit a proposal, click here.