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General Guidelines

The Foundation:

1.       Supports programs in education, arts and culture, the environment and public health.

2.       Makes no grants directly to individuals.  Awards are made to organizations with 501(c)(3) status, or who have a sponsoring agency with this status.

3.       Does not support annual operating costs of organizations, deficit reduction, capital campaigns, or individual sabbaticals.

4.       Does not schedule meetings with applicants, other than by specific invitation initiated by the Foundation.

5.       Does not fund religious programs.

6.       Awards relatively few grants. Therefore, all grants are limited to one year, and are non-renewable. Applications can be submitted in subsequent years, but will compete without preference with all other applications being considered.

Please see Grant Recipients List for recent examples of organizations we’ve funded.

Types of Grants

The Foundation’s funds are limited in relation to the number of worthwhile proposals received.  Awards are granted ranging from $1,000 - $10,000.

How to Apply

The application process to the Two West Foundation begins with an initial Letter of Interest, and if invited is followed by a full proposal.

 The initial application consists of a one-page Letter of Interest.  This letter should be attached to the Letter of Interest Cover Page:

 The letter should include:

      1.       Information about the organization conducting the project

2.       An outline of the project including:
Who it will benefit
Design of the project
Outcomes expected

3.       A brief overview of your budget, income sources and expenses for this project.


Letters of Interest

Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time and are reviewed on an ongoing basis.  They may take up to eight (8) weeks to be reviewed.

 Full Proposals

If an application is chosen for further consideration, the organization will be invited to submit a full proposal which consists of a four-page application.  Application materials will be sent along with the invitation letter. 

Invited applications should allow at least twelve (12) weeks for a funding decision from us once a proposal has been submitted.

 Unsolicited full grant proposals will not be reviewed.

 Please submit applications to:

 By Mail:

Two West Foundation
c/o Milestone Venture Partners

551 Madison Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10022

ATTN:  Avlyn Ashterman-Reece

 By E-mail:

To conserve resources, please consider using recycled paper and double-side copy your application.  Please avoid using plastic covers, sheet protectors, and glossy photos.

Please do not send additional backup materials, videos or cassettes with your Letter of Interest as they will not be reviewed and cannot be returned.


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