Application Process

OVERVIEW

On average we receive 50 applications for grant funding each year. We disburse approximately 30 awards in the range of $2,500 to $20,000. Our average grant is $5,000.

Non-profits and civic organisations have three opportunities to apply each year:

  • February 1
  • April 1
  • October 1

Eligibility

  • Scope of work must be in The Bahamas.
  • Project or programming must align with the Foundations’ mission

How to Apply

Submit a completed application form, including supplementary documents by hand or email on or before the following deadlines:

  • February 1
  • April 1
  • October 1

Address to:
Grants Programme Director
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box N-7776
Nassau, Bahamas

Or

Email to: info@lyfordcayfoundation.org

Deliver documents to our office in Templeton Global Advisors building.

Supplementary documentation as outlined on the application form include but is not limited to:

  • Proposal outlining purpose of grant request
  • History of organisation or programme
  • Organisational structure
  • List of Board of Directors
  • Annual Budget
  • Major contributors
  • Recent annual financial statements

Decision Making

Grant applications are reviewed by the Programme Director and recommendations are submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.

There may also be additional due diligence through site visits, telephone or in person interviews, financial and budget discussions.

OVERVIEW

Download the Reporting Form

Reports are due sixty days (60) days following the completion of your project.

Deliver report to our office in Templeton Global Advisors building.

Address to:

Grants Programme Director
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box N-7776
Nassau, Bahamas

Or

Email to: info@lyfordcayfoundation.org

What don't you fund?

We do not provide grant funding for:

  • Individuals
  • Medical Expenses
  • Endowments
  • Businesses
  • General fundraising campaigns
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • General funding of government agencies (except for programmes tied to our mission that may be facilitated by the organisation).
  • General funding for places of worship (except for programmes tied to our mission that may be facilitated by the organisation).
  • The purchase of vehicles
  • Travel and travel-related expenses
  • Advertising