Grant Guidelines

The mission of the Dunn Foundation is to advance the understanding and practice of classical liberalism, market capitalism, free enterprise, individual political and economic liberty and to reduce the impact of the use of threat of force by coercive organizations (both public and private) against the people of America and the World, principally through education and persuasion.

All grants made by the Foundation must be for purposes consistent with the mission as stated above. As a 501(c)(3) private foundation, the Dunn Foundation also operates in accordance with all IRS guidelines including the more general restrictions on the use of grant funds for charitable purposes. Thus, before being considered for any grant according to the Foundation's own mission and vision, an organization would first need to qualify as a 501(c)(3) public charity or equivalent organization per IRS guidelines which define charitable purposes.

Interested organizations meeting the above criteria may submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) using the link on the How to Apply page. Should the Foundation be interested in learning more about your organization you will be contacted directly and/or be provided a password to fill out the Application form. LOIs and Applications are reviewed intermittently on a rolling basis, but please keep in mind that 2016, and many 2017, funding decisions have already been made and there is not a set timeline for review of a particular LOI or Application.