Frequently Asked Questions

  • Could we arrange a phone call to discuss whether the project we have in mind fits the focus of your foundation?
  • It would be advisable to first send us an e-mail briefly describing your project. Our response would be limited to whether or not a project would meet our application requirements.
  • Would you consider giving a grant to a for-profit group?
  • The Doctors Company Foundation can give only to a non-profit entity. Your group may work in conjunction with a non-profit group or education institution.
  • Is there a limit to the size of the submitted proposal?
  • There is no limit. We encourage the proposal to be succinct and to add appendices and background materials. Bio sketches should be brief.
  • Is there a budget cap on grants you award?
  • The Doctors Company Foundation is a small foundation with limited funds. Partial awards are sometimes given.
  • We would like a no-cost extension of time to the project you funded; is this possible?
  • Yes. Please send an e-mail request and explanation for individual approval.
  • May we shift expenses within the budget amount you approved for our grant?
  • Yes. Please send an e-mail request and explanation for individual approval.
  • Can we submit more than one proposal?
  • Yes.
  • Our proposal was not selected this year; can we resubmit it next year?
  • Once rejected, a proposal will not be reconsidered.
  • What are the requirements for the progress report and the final evaluation?
  • Guidelines for reports are on the upper right of the Grant Application Process page.
  • Our proposal was not selected. Could we please talk to you to find out how to improve it?
  • Most submitted proposals are for worthwhile projects and each one is reviewed in detail and discussed at our Grant Review Committee meetings. The approval process is very competitive. Ultimately only a few grants are approved each year. We do not provide specific reasons for non-approval.

Grants Awarded

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