The Sikh Spirit Foundation’s primary purpose is to advance the state of the Sikh community. The Foundation supports innovation and progress in Sikh issues, from education and human rights to social development and healthcare. Funds are allocated with the intention to stimulate maximum impact and growth.
The Foundation offers two tracks for applicants - the Independent Project track and the Organizational Project track. Independent projects may receive funding between $500 and $5,000, and organizational projects may receive up to a maximum of $25,000. Each proposal should be confined to a single project. Applicants are welcome to submit multiple project proposals.
In order to qualify for a grant from the Sikh Spirit Foundation, prospective partners – whether individuals or organizations – must demonstrate a commitment to charitable enterprise. First-time grant applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of inquiry to email@example.com
. All prospective partners are expected to submit proposals in accordance with the Grant Proposal Guidelines for Independent Projects
and Organizational Projects
The Foundation reviews grant proposals twice a year. Grant proposals for the first cycle are due on July 1, and grant proposals for the second cycle must be submitted by November 1. Given the Foundation's commitment to learning, projects dealing with education will receive top priority.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Depth and breadth of community impact
- Innovativeness of project
- Management and demonstration of project execution capabilities
- Track record of applicant