Application Timeline


The First Niagara Foundation has a rolling application process; however, the Foundation Board formally reviews grant applications three times annually. While we will provide regular communication during the process, you should allow up to four months from the date of LOI submission for a final decision on funding.

Below are suggested dates for LOI submission:

  • March 1, 2017 - Spring Cycle for Decision in May
  • August 1, 2017 - Fall Cycle for Decision in October
  • November 1, 2017 - Winter Cycle for Decision in January