Click here to apply: S. Mark Taper Foundation Online Grants Portal

Thank you for your interest in submitting an application to the S. Mark Taper Foundation. The Foundation conducts one grant cycle each year beginning with a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) process. LOIs will be accepted through the online grants portal beginning 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Standard Time on December 1, 2020. The LOI submission deadline is 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Standard Time on February 3, 2021. Late submissions, incomplete LOIs, hard copies or documents sent via email will NOT be considered eligible for review.

How to Submit a Letter of Inquiry

Step 1: Carefully review the following documents prior to beginning your LOI:

o LOI Guidelines
o Grant Process Timeline: overview of the annual grantmaking cycle
o Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
o 2021 GOS Letter of Inquiry - PDF Version
o 2021 Program Letter of Inquiry - PDF Version
o 2021 Capital Letter of Inquiry - PDF Version

Step 2: Create an account or log in to an existing account by clicking the following link: S. Mark Taper Foundation Online Grants Portal

Step 3: Submit a Letter of Inquiry through the online grants portal between 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Standard Time on December 1, 2020 through 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Standard Time on February 3, 2021.

About Our Online Application

The S. Mark Taper Foundation transitioned from a paper-based application process to an online application system in December 2019, for the start of the 2020 grantmaking cycle. We are excited about this change and hope that it will streamline the process for applicants and make our grantmaking more environmentally friendly. If you have questions, or experience any difficulty navigating the new system, please email us at grants@smtfoundation.org or call (310) 476-5413.

Please click on the link below to access the online grants portal. New users will need to create an account and returning users will be able to log in using existing account information.

To start a new LOI or continue an existing LOI, please click here: S. Mark Taper Foundation Online Grants Portal