How to Apply



Before applying to the M.B. & Edna Zale Foundation, do you meet the criteria explained in this PDF of the Grant Guidelines?

If so, please note our application process has changed.  We are no longer accepting Letters of Inquiry via email or mail.  We have moved to a grant management system.  Please: APPLY THROUGH THIS GRANT PORTAL.

Applications for the Fall 2024 Grant Cycle open on March 1, 2024.  The closing date for the Fall cycle will be May 31, 2024, at 5PM CT.

DON’T. . .

  • Send requests for grants to an individual.
  • Send requests for major support for the arts.
  • Send requests for individual scholarships.
  • Send more material than we request.

AND. . .

Please wait for us to contact you. Grant proposals are taken under consideration twice yearly. After reviewing your initial Letter of Inquiry, if the Foundation is interested, you may receive a request to submit an application and supporting materials through the grant portal.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.