How to apply
To be considered, an organization’s work must fall within one of our 3 issues areas (Arts, Social Justice, and Journalism) and meet our Funding Guidelines. The Reva and David Logan Foundation (RDLF) only funds 501(c)3 organizations, fiscally-sponsored individuals or organizations, or international applicants with a U.S. based fiscal sponsor or Equivalency Determination Certificate.
Click on the titles below to learn more on how to apply:
Letter of Inquiry process
We encourage Letters of Inquiry from non-traditional, innovative organizations who are looking to create real change.
Organizations must have an annual operating budget of less than $500,000 for at least two of the last four fiscal years to be eligible.
At The RDLF, Letters of Inquiry are seen as an introduction to an organization. Upon submission of your LOI, you should hear back within six months. If your inquiry is not of interest to us, you receive a standardized rejection email – we do not have the capacity to offer feedback. If our board is interested in pursuing your LOI, you will hear directly from one of our program officers to schedule an in-depth meeting.
Before submitting an LOI, please visit Our Approach to familiarize yourself with our funding guidelines and program areas as well as the Grants Awarded page to determine if you will be a good fit for the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
To complete the LOI, you will fill out a short form explaining your organization, and the project or reason you are seeking a grant. Click here to see the current questions on the LOI Application. Do not submit LOIs to the foundation outside of the grantee portal. They will not be considered and you will be redirected to apply through our portal.
As you will be contacted via email when your LOI has been considered; we recommend adding firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book to ensure that e-mails sent by the Foundation reach your inbox.
Click here to learn about Creating an Account.
Current or returning applicants
Current or returning applicants may access their account and/or submit applications, grant agreements, and reports through the Grantee Portal. A report is normally required after each year of the funding cycle, or in some cases at other intervals. The deadlines are indicated in the grant agreement.
For grant renewals, please contact your program officer or foundation contact. Upon invitation, an access code will be shared with you. There are no deadlines to apply, but upon submission a decision can take up to 8 to 12 weeks. Program Officers will work with the applicant to make sure application requirements are fully satisfied before the proposal is submitted to the Board.
To access the grantee portal, we recommend using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher.
Create an Account
To submit an LOI or new Application, you will need an account in the Grantee Portal.
Please have the following information on hand to to create your organization’s account:
- An email address that will act as your username
- Your contact information
- Your organization’s or fiscal sponsor’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
- Your organization’s Executive Officer’s contact information
For additional guidance on how to use our online grantee portal, review the following tutorial.
Please retain a record of your login information as you will need it in the future to access your in‐progress applications and your online application history. Applications can be accessed only via the account in which they were started.
Please contact our offices if you have any of the following issues:
- You are unable to access or set up your account
- When creating an account, it prompts that a profile for your organization already exists
- You have forgotten your password
- Please inform us if staff or contact details at your organization have changed
- Any technical problems within the portal
- Need to make an adjustment to an LOI or application already submitted
You can contact our offices at contact(at)loganfdn(dot)org or at (312) 664-3350.