Owing to the Foundation’s plans to close in the next few years (described in “History and General Purposes”), the Foundation regrets it can no longer consider proposals.

Invited proposals should take the form of a letter that gives a concise description of the project’s objectives and significance, provides background information on the sponsoring organization and its current sources of funding, and indicates the amount of the grant sought from the John M. Olin Foundation.  Appropriate supporting materials should be appended to the letter, including a project budget, biographical information on key personnel, and an audited financial statement for the sponsoring organization, if available.  To insure eligibility for a grant, the applicant should also submit a copy of the IRS letter confirming the organization’s tax exempt status under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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