The Banks Family Foundation


The Banks Family Foundation accepts grant applications on a continuous basis. Grant disbursements are made twice yearly. The applications must be consistent with the mission and guidelines established by the Trustees. The Trustees appreciate applications that are concise and accurate.

Grant disbursements are scheduled to be made twice yearly on January 15 and July 15. Applications should be received by November 15 and May 15 by mail.

If you have any doubts that there may be a fit between the Foundation and your organization, please first send a letter of inquiry.

Download Guidelines & Application PDF: Guide_App.pdf

Applications must include the following information:

  1. A summary paragraph describing the request and the amount of funding you are seeking.

  2. General agency/organization information:
    - Name of organization
    - Description of the organization (who you are and what you do)
    - Current roster of staff and board of directors
    - Copy of the most recent financial statements
    - A copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) ruling

  3. Proposal:
    - What is being requested?
    - What is the purpose of the request?
    - Provide a project/program budget.
    - Provide otherĀ  potential or confirmed funding source.

  4. Application should be sent to:

    Banks Family Foundation
    P.O. Box 10287
    Oakland, CA 94610

Banks Family Foundation - Oakland, California