Application Process

Grants Application Portal

The NEXT Grants Cycle opens officially from

October 1st – 15th, 2018


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 two opportunities to apply this year:

  • Platform opens April 15th and closes April 30th, 2018.
  • Platform opens October 1st and closes October 15th, 2018.


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

How to Apply

Create an account on our FluidReview Platform by clicking here. Once your account is set up, take the eligibility quiz. When asked, please select “Applying for funds for a non-profit organization”.

You will then gain access to the Grants Application where you can fill out information and upload documents related to your organization.

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.


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


Email to:

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