Interested in applying for an AWS Foundation Grant? Start here and then follow these steps…

What Is An LOI?

A Letter of Intent, or LOI, provides us with a short summary of your upcoming request. That way, we can see if your project is a good fit before you apply for a grant.

Who Needs An LOI?

A Letter of Intent (LOI) is required for requests that fall into any one of these categories:

  • The organization is making its first grant request
  • The request is for capital support regardless of amount
  • The request is for $50,000 or more
  • The funding is a multi-year request

LOI Questions

When you submit your LOI through our grant portal, you will also need to answer a few questions. Those questions are below, or you can download a PDF. Review them and prepare your answers before you submit your LOI.

Project/Program Name*
Character Limit: 60

Amount Requested*

Initiative Category*
Select the initiative that aligns with the program or project.


  • Early Diagnosis
  • Education & Employment
  • Housing
  • Social Enrichment
  • System Navigation
  • Transportation
  • Other

Letter of Intent Parameters*
A Letter of Intent is required if at least one of the following parameters applies. Check all that apply.


  • This is the organization’s first-time grant request.
  • The request is for $50,000 or more.
  • The request is for capital support.
  • This is a multi-year request.

Summary of Program/Project*
Upload a one-page summary of the program/project on the organization’s letterhead, signed and dated by the Executive Director. Include the following information:

  • Outline of the program/project.
  • Requested grant amount.

File Size Limit: 1 MB

Itemized Budget*
Please upload an itemized total program/project cost.
File Size Limit: 1 MB

Number of Participants with Disabilities*
How many individuals with disabilities will directly benefit from the program/project?
Character Limit: 100

Timeline for Program/Project Implementation*
Character Limit: 500

How To Submit An LOI

  1. Make sure you need to submit an LOI. If youre unsure,email Joni Schmalzried, Chief Program Officer.
  2. Review the questions above and prepare your responses.
  3. Submit your LOI on our online grant portal. Youll need to create an account or log into an existing account.

When we receive your LOI, a member of the Grants team will contact you to discuss your request and next steps.