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Q:
Does the Foundation have particular funding areas?
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Yes, guided by our Charter, the Foundation has established several major Funding Areas.

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Does the Foundation have formal funding deadlines?
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Yes, each funding cycle begins with the submission and review of an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) and Full Proposal, if invited, according to our grant calendar.

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Does the Foundation fund non-U.S. organizations?
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Yes.

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Does the Foundation provide challenge grants?
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Typically no. The Foundation generally funds specific projects and favors proposals where the applicant has sought or secured partial funding from other sources.

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Does the Foundation fund buildings, renovations, or capital campaigns; direct-service programs; scholarships for college or graduate school; general operating support for organizations; or disaster relief?
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Generally the Foundation does not provide grants for any of these forms of support.

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What is the typical duration of the Foundation’s grants?
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The grant duration is often up to three years. In rare instances the Foundation may support a project for up to five years. The Foundation will not fund any project for more than five years.

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Do you provide overhead/indirect costs?
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The Foundation allows for an overhead/indirect cost component within the budget, which is no more than fifteen percent (15%). We welcome proposals that request a lower percentage. The overhead/indirect cost should be included in your Request Amount.

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May our project team or organization submit more than one OFI, and/or may we submit to both the Small Grant and Large Grant programs simultaneously?
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Yes, more than one OFI may be submitted. You may also submit to both the Small Grant and Large Grant programs.

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Should citations or references be included in our OFI?
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The Foundation expects applicants to use their judgment in deciding how many citations are necessary to include as part of describing their project idea. While in-line citations for key references can be helpful, especially where the proposed project is building on or challenging a particular line of work, we do not expect a full reference list at the OFI stage.

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Is feedback available for a declined OFI?
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Regrettably, given the large number of OFI submissions, the Foundation is unable to provide each applicant with specific feedback.

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Should I contact or visit the Foundation to discuss my project idea?
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No, you should submit an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) through the Templeton Portal. Visits to the Foundation are rarely necessary and only by our request.