Resources For Grantees and Grantseekers

The Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a new grantee portal to facilitate the submission of grant applications and grantee reports. The current portal will be deactivated on Thursday, April 26. Therefore, we strongly suggest that you submit any in-progress applications or reports (especially those due by this month) and save any important documents you would like to retain from your organization’s portal account by this date.

In May, the Foundation will send all current grantees instructions on how to register for the new grantee portal. We will also make resources available to help navigate the site.

In the meantime, please contact us at or 415.284.8582 if you have any questions.

The Foundation only accepts and responds to invited proposals. Foundation staff reviews proposals on a rolling basis. Once a complete proposal is submitted via the Grants Portal, a decision can usually be made within three months, and the applying organization is notified promptly at that time.

Grant Guidelines

When invited to submit a proposal, your Program Officer at the Foundation will specify which guidelines should be used for your proposal.

Financial Templates

You may be required to use one or more of the templates below to submit financial information with your grant proposal. A Project Budget Template may be required for capacity building, planning, policy & advocacy, program & project support, research & evaluation, or scaling proposals; your Program Officer will advise you as to whether it is necessary and which template to use. The Financial Analysis Template is required for all capital, core support, and scaling proposals; and it may be required under other circumstances at your Program Officer’s discretion.

Reporting Guidelines

Please refer to your Grant Agreement for reporting requirements and schedule.

Interim Reporting Guidelines

Final Reporting Guidelines

Financial Reporting Templates

If you used one of the Foundation’s project budget templates to submit budget information, please use one of the corresponding templates below to submit your financial reports.

Submitting Documents

As of October 20, 2014, the Foundation only accepts documents through the Grants Portal. Please submit proposals, attachments, signed grant documents, and reports through the Grants Portal.

Organizational Resilience

Organizational resilience is the capacity of an organization to respond effectively to change, to bounce back from unexpected shifts, to adapt successfully to new and unforeseen conditions and circumstances, and even to seize opportunity.

Consultant FAQs

The S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation online grants system allows invited organizations to apply for funding and manage their applications and grants.

Please review the FAQs before getting started.