Funding Guidelines

  • Only nonprofit charitable organizations, exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are eligible to receive a grant.
  • Grants are limited to projects based in the United States. 
  • The Rumphius Foundation accepts grant requests up to $6,000.
  • Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Foundation and have a completion date or other measurable outcome within a year of the project start date. 
  • Grants are awarded for one year only. 
  • We award grants annually in the spring of each year. Any applications submitted after January 15th will be considered for the following calendar year and grant cycle. 
  • The Rumphius Foundation is committed to supporting racial equity and environmental and social justice. We especially encourage applications from BIPOC led organizations and those that can demonstrate how their project would contribute to these causes. 
  • If awarded, grant funds must be used only for the purposes for which the grant was made. Organizations are required to provide a detailed update within 12 months of when the grant was made, preferably including a narrative description and images of the project activities.

Submission Instructions

  • Please submit all materials on or before January 15th through our online form.
  • If you are unable to access the form, you may email us at to receive the form in an alternate accessible format.
  • Questions can be directed to
  • Upon receipt of the completed proposal, the Foundation may request additional information.