Cullen Foundation runs two open grant cycles each year. The winter grant cycle begins in January and the summer grant cycle begins in July. Scroll below to join our mailing list. This will notify you of the deadlines for upcoming grant cycles.


Winter 2018 Grant Cycle

January 8, 2018: Letter of Intent (LOI) stage opens. LOI’s are accepted on a rolling basis between January 8th and January 26th. Once an LOI is approved, the applicant may proceed to the Full Application phase. Cullen Foundation strongly encourages early submissions so that each request may receive adequate time for review.

January 26, 2018: LOI phase closes at 5:00pm Eastern Time*. Applicants will be notified within 1 week whether they advance to the Full Application phase.

February 23, 2018: Deadline for full applications at 5:00pm Eastern Time*. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

May 2018: Cullen Foundation will notify applicants of grant decisions.

June 2018: Payment will be distributed to grantees.

*Please note that all submissions must be deemed complete prior to the 5pm deadline. For this reason, it is strongly advised to submit 2-3 days in advance in order for staff to review and verify that the LOI/application is completed accurately and sufficiently. If information is missing and/or the submission is incomplete, it will be sent back to the applicant to be completed in its entirety prior to the 5pm deadline.