Hagedorn Foundation

How to Apply

Before deciding whether to apply for funding from The Hagedorn Foundation (HF), please read the Areas of Interest section of our website carefully. If your organization’s activities fit within our areas of interest, you are encouraged to submit a short (no more than two pages) Concept Paper. Please include the following information:

  • Your organization's legal name and its address, phone number and website (if any).
  • The name of a contact person and his/her title, telephone number and e-mail address.
  • A brief description of your organization, including background, mission, area(s) of expertise, and key achievements.
  • A summary of the problem and a description of the geographic area and communities you will be serving.
  • A brief explanation of how you will address the problem and expected outcomes.
  • The dollar amount that you are requesting and a budget summary.

Please do not send reports, videos or other attachments with the Concept Paper. These materials will not be considered. HF staff will respond to each Concept Paper within a few weeks. If appropriate, you will be invited to submit a full proposal. Do not send a proposal unless invited to do so. The Foundation will not consider unsolicited proposals.

You may submit your Concept Paper via mail or e-mail. If using U.S. mail, please use the following address:

The Hagedorn Foundation
225 Bryant Avenue
Roslyn, NY 11576

If using email, please attach the Concept Paper (as a Word document) to an email with the following subject line: Concept Paper for HF Funding. Without this subject line, our online server will reject your email. Email your Concept Paper to: Info@hagedornfoundation.org

How to Submit a Full Proposal

If our staff determines that your Concept Paper falls within our guidelines, you will be asked to submit a full proposal and will be provided with an HF grant application.

Once you apply, you can expect a reply within 4 to 6 weeks. HF awards grants competitively. Since it is not possible to fund all worthwhile projects, only a small percentage of the proposals we receive will be approved for funding. Our grantmaking is focused and strategic and seeks to support activities that are closely aligned with our goals and objectives.

The Hagedorn Foundation awards grants only to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations as defined under IRC Section 501(c)(3).

What We Do Not Fund

  • Direct replacement of discontinued government support, deficit reduction or emergency funding
  • Individuals, scholarship or fellowships
  • Capital campaigns or expenditures
  • Political programs or campaigns
  • Direct services, existing ongoing services or endowments