Guidelines and Eligibility

Organizational Requirements

  • Applicants must be publicly funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations registered in the United States.
  • EHF supports activities that have national impact; exceptions are made for activities that have high potential to scale up.
  • Funding is limited to activities undertaken primarily in the United States. 

Eligibility Criteria 

  • EHF grants may support:
    • Organizational capacity building, training, and leadership development in order to build high-performing nonprofit organizations; and
    • Programs and projects seeking to effectively advance inclusion, build sector capacity, or organize communities.
  • EHF does not support:
    • Capital expenditures (building and maintenance repair);
    • Political campaigns and legislative lobbying efforts; or
    • The re-granting of funds to another organization.

Other Requirements

  • EHF encourages applicants to submit proposals for activities that will be completed within a 12-month period.
  • An organization may submit only one application per EHF grant cycle.
    • Exceptions are made for very large organizations, such as universities, which may submit one application per department or program.