Grant Information 


The Richard Reed Foundation seeks out smaller, forward-thinking, non-profit organizations that are looking to create better communities through outreach and programs in areas of mental health, child health and development, community welfare, animal welfare, and community environmental impact. The foundation’s geographical focus is the mountain west region of the United States, especially communities in Colorado, California and Arizona. All applicants must be a registered 501 (c)(3) organization in the United States. We do not award grants or funding to individuals or private companies. 


There are three phases to the RRF grant application process.

PHASE ONE- Letter of Inquiry

If your organization fits the criteria listed above, and would like to apply for a grant, please submit a letter of inquiry to We will review your letter of inquiry to determine if your organization is both eligible and a good fit for RRF funding. Within two weeks of receiving your letter of inquiry, we will either send you an invitation to apply for a grant or a letter of declination if you do not meet our current funding criteria.

PHASE TWO- Grant Application 

Along with the RRF grant application, please note that you will be required to submit a copy of your latest 990 for grant consideration. If you have been operating less than one year, we can discuss alternative documentation. If you are a previous RRF grantee, you may apply for a new grant this year, however there will be additional documentation required for consideration.

PHASE THREE- Award Announcement & Grant Delivery

Once we receive your grant application and supporting materials, we’ll issue an approval or declination letter within 30 days. If approved, you’ll need to send us back a grant acknowledgement form, and then we will award your grant within 30 days of receiving that form back from you.