After reviewing our grantmaking programs and practices, and if you are confident that your organization and project is a clear and demonstrable match with the foundation’s funding priorities, you may complete and send a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), the first step in requesting funding from the foundation.
For new users, please click on the Letter of Inquiry hyperlink below to create an account and submit your LOI. This should include basic information about the organization you represent and a brief description of the project for which you are seeking funding. Username and password information will be generated and forwarded to you once your account has been approved by the foundation.
You do not need to discuss your LOI with staff before submission. If you have already spoken to foundation staff about your request, please state this in the LOI. We will reply to your online submission within 45 days. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we cannot respond to phone calls or emails requesting the status of submissions. If the foundation determines that your LOI is consistent with our strategy, you will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Please note that the foundation’s grantmaking capacity is extremely limited in relation to the large number of worthwhile requests received. We are able to fund only a small fraction of requests, and a rejection is not a reflection on the value of your project or organization. The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation appreciates your efforts and dedication to creating a sustainable Texas.