Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Requirements

Archstone Foundation's Responsive Grantmaking process accepts unsolicited funding inquiries on an on-going basis. Initial contact should be in the form of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) of no more than three pages covering items 1-5, and also include items 6-8 as attachments.

  1. A brief description of the program and its rationale;
  2. A statement of the program's goals and objectives;
  3. A brief description of the population to be served;
  4. A statement on how you plan to sustain the project/program post-Archstone support;
  5. A description of the evaluation activities and desired outcomes;
  6. A preliminary budget (using the Budget Template);
  7. A Budget Narrative; and
  8. A completed LOI Grant Application Cover Sheet.

In addition, the following three items are required with a LOI submission:

  1. A copy of the organization's tax exempt status letter;
  2. A copy of the organization's most recent IRS Form 990; and
  3. A copy of the organization's most recent audited financial statement.

Mail all inquiries to:

Tanisha Davis, MAG
Grants Manager
Archstone Foundation
401 E. Ocean Blvd., Suite 1000
Long Beach, CA 90802

Note: LOI must be mailed, faxed LOI will not be accepted. Phone calls are accepted throughout the LOI process.

Review Process
LOI are reviewed by program staff on a monthly basis. Following the LOI review, if the request falls within the funding priorities of the Foundation, the organization will be invited to submit a Full Proposal for funding consideration.