No application form is required. Proposals should be in letter form, addressed to P. Russell Hardin, President, and should include the following information:

  • A description of the organization, its purposes, programs, staffing, and governing board
  • The organization's latest financial statements including the most recent audit report
  • A description of the proposed project and full justification for its funding
  • An itemized project budget, including other sources of support in hand or anticipated
  • Evidence from the IRS of the organization's tax-exempt status and that the applying organization itself is not a private foundation

Organizations which seek Foundation support are invited to make an informal inquiry before submitting a proposal. All written grant inquiries and proposals should be mailed to Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, 191 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 3540, Atlanta, GA 30303.

Grant proposals may be submitted at any time during the year. Proposals received by February 1 are considered at an April meeting of the Board of Trustees. Proposals received by September 1 are considered at a November meeting.

The Foundation may request additional information, an interview, or a site visit. If a proposal clearly is not within the Foundation’s giving interests, the applicant will be notified immediately.

The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation shares offices and administrative staff with the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Inc., Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc., Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, Inc., Ichauway, Inc. and the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center Fund, Inc. Grant inquiries or proposals submitted to the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation may also be considered by one or more of the foundations sharing this common administrative arrangement. It is not necessary to communicate separately with more than one of these foundations in seeking information or requesting grant support.

Initial approach: Letter
Copies of proposal: 1
Board meeting dates: April and November
Deadlines: February 1, September 1
Final Notification: Within 30 days of trustees' meeting.