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The Marshall Foundation

The Marshall Foundation, established in 1930, seeks to enhance the lives of the citizens of Tucson, AZ and Pima County through its support of charitable and educational institutions. The Foundation gives primary consideration to organizations involved in Education, Social Services, Arts and Culture and Early Childhood Development.

NOTE: Spring 2019 Application deadline will be extended to June 7th due to previous technical issues. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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The Grant Process

Grant Requests are considered twice annually using the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the project to the Marshall Foundation’s mission
  • Completeness of the application
  • Availability of funds
  • Impact on the community

The three-step online process is as follows:

  1. Organization Registration (One-time only per email address)
  2. Letter of Intent
  3. Full Proposal (Upon Invitation)

Letters of Intent must be submitted online by midnight on January 31st for Round One or May 31st for Round Two.

Invitations to submit a full proposal will be extended no later than seven weeks following the grant cycle deadline (currently January 31 and May 31).  The Marshall Foundation Board of Directors scores Grant Proposals  at the Board Meeting that is 30 days following the full proposal deadline.  Applicants will be notified by mail, email or phone call regarding the status of their application within 60 days of the Board Meeting considering their application.

The Marshall Foundation reserves the right to award grants at its sole discretion.

Prerequisites for Consideration

In order to be considered for funding by the Marshall Foundation, the organization seeking support must

  • Be an established 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit corporation
  • Have a project that will take place in Pima County or benefit residents of Pima County, AZ
  • Have submitted a formal application, through an online process

The Marshall Foundation will Fund

The Marshall Foundation encourages applications for special projects, programs and/or capital support for (e.g.: building projects, programs, exhibits, scholarships, furniture & fixtures, vehicles, employees necessary for the program’s/project’s success…):

  • Higher education projects and scholarships
  • Children and youth programs
  • Arts and cultural organizations and programs
  • Pre-K -12 education
  • Community and social service organizations

For Additional Information

Note to Applicants:

  • All Applicants
    • Must complete the Organization Registration
    • Must complete the Letter of Intent
    • No organization will be funded more than once annually
  • Funding requests for greater than $5,000 may be invited to complete a full proposal
  • Funding requests for $5,000 or less will be notified of funding status based on their Letter of Intent. You will be notified of your funding status within three weeks.

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