How to Apply

In general, FOR-PROFIT AND PRIVATE SECTOR APPLICANTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT, even though they are doing work that meets the Foundation’s objectives.

You must submit the organization’s most recent IRS determination letter and must be a valid letter. Will you be able to provide a copy of your IRS determination letter or IRS Government Exempt Letter or IRS Government Entity Exemption Letter? This is NOT the W9 Form or Sales Tax Exempt Certificate. Click here to see a SAMPLE IRS Letter.

  • YES – proceed to: Grant Application   (Please “save as” the application in your computer, then fill it out and save a copy for your files)
  • NO – Thank you for your interest, however, your organization does not qualify. We only award grants to qualified IRS 501(c)(3) public organizations or Government entity institutions.

Complete Grant proposals/Applications must be submitted via e-mail to Idida Biones at grants@esdf.org.  The supporting applicant qualification materials and documents should be e-mailed to: grants@esdf.org.  No hard copies will be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Idida Briones at 818-909-2207 Ext. 306 or via email at grants@esdf.org.