At this time we do not accept unsolicited LOI’s, but we encourage organizations to thoroughly review our website to see if they meet our grantmaking criteria. HSF has a particular focus on supporting community organizing in the US South, with an emphasis on multi-generational organizing and a community organizing approach to systems, institutional or policy level change. The foundation primarily funds grassroots organizations in the United States that are working in the areas of youth and economic justice organizing domestically. Click here for a more detailed description of our program areas.


If you think that your organization might be a good fit, please contact us through our Inquiry Form, and a staff member will follow up as soon as we are able to do so.


Please note, as we are a small staff, there may be a period of 1-2 weeks between you reaching out to us and getting a response, but know that we will do our best to follow up in a timely manner.

Please note that the Hill-Snowdon Foundation only accepts grant proposals from organizations currently funded by HSF or those who are invited by HSF to apply.

Current Grassroots Partners

Organizations will need to use our online grant application to apply for Spring/Fall cycle grants, Opportunity Fund grants, and Capacity Building Fund grants. 

Online Submission Process

Starting in 2019, all proposals will need to be submitted via the Blackbaud Grantmaking System.  Applications for the Spring/Fall Grant Cycle, as well as applications to the Hill-Snowdon Opportunity OR Capacity Building Fund must be submitted via our online grant application.  To access the application, please use the individualized link provided in the email you would have received with the applicable RFP.


Blackbaud Grantmaking will ask you to set up a user name and password.  If you have one already that you use with another funder, you may use the same login for HSF applications.  If you do not have one, go to the original RFP, and you will see a link on the sign in screen to set up a new account. 


Please keep track of your user name and password.  HSF can reset your password, but we cannot resend your password to you.  If any of the contacts with your organization have changed, please let us know so that we can transfer access to your organization’s account to any new people.  Questions regarding the online grant application can be directed to or to Christine Harris or Erin Morris via phone at (202) 833-8600.

Small Grants RFP

2019 HSF FDC Small Grant Guidelines

2019 HSF Opp-CB Fund Grant Guidelines

2019 Small Grant Report

Spring/Fall Grant RFP

Fall 2019 Fund for DC RFP and Grant Application

Fall 2019 MBLM RFP and Grant Application

Fall 2019 PA1 RFP and Grant Application

Fall 2019 PA2 RFP and Grant Application

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