How to apply

How to apply

KR Foundation has a three-step application process. In order to be considered for funding, these instructions must be followed:

STEP 1: Project summary

First, please carefully consider if the project idea fits with KR Foundation’s general criteria for funding and programme areas. Only applications that fit will be considered.
If the project appears to fit, a short summary of the project idea (max. 500 words) may be sent to applications@krfnd.org , including:

  • the key issue the project seeks to address;
  • the theory of change;
  • a brief explanation of how it aligns with the Foundation’s priorities.

Please ensure that the summary is in the email text itself, rather than attached to the email.

KR Foundation will respond as soon as possible and no later than 10 work days after having received the project summary. If the Foundation finds that the project may be eligible for funding, the applicant will be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), as described below. Note: It is only possible to submit an LOI if invited to step 2.

NOTE: While there is no formal deadline for submitting the project summary, responses are not guaranteed for submissions made after 9 January 2019.

Please also note that KR Foundation will be closed from 22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 (inclusive). Potential applicants are therefore advised to submit the project summary well before 22 December.


Invitation required 

STEP 2: Letter of inquiry (LOI)

Applicants invited to submit a LOI must do so using the template available in the Foundation’s online Grants Portal, Fluxx. Guidelines for submission are available here.

The deadline for submitting the LOI is 16 January 2019 at 13.00 CET.


Invitation required

STEP 3: Full proposal

Based on the Foundation’s review of the LOIs, a limited number of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal for the Foundation’s final consideration. Guidelines for submitting full proposals are available here.

The deadline for submitting the full proposal is 18 March 2019 at 13.00 CET.

Applicants will be informed about the Foundation’s final decision by early May 2019.