Before You Apply

Understand the basic steps you must take before applying for a grant from The Trust.

Our grantees work on the front lines, helping expand the quality and availability in- and out-of-school opportunities for children and youth in Washington, D.C.

Prospective grantees should complete the following before applying for a grant:

Find a grant

Search available grants on our website, to see if any grants are currently being offered. If there are grants available, you can view the request for proposal (RFP) or notice of funding availability (NOFA) before you submit a notice of intent to apply.

Submit a notice of intent to apply

When you find a grant opportunity for which you would like to apply, you must first submit a notice of intent to apply (NOIA), if required by the specific funding opportunity or RFP.

Attend a Grant Application Technical Assistance training session

DC Trust reviews each incoming notice of intent to determine if a prospective grantee is qualified to apply. If qualified, DC Trust will contact the prospective applicant with information on how to attend the required Grant Application Technical Assistance training. Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and available throughout the year and during open grant cycles.

Submit your grant

If you have been invited to apply and attended the required Grant Application Technical Assistance training, then you may submit your grant. Details on grant application requirements and the application form can be found in the RFP or NOFA that corresponds with each grant listing.