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What steps are involved in the application process?

In the 2017 Grants Cycle, all organizations seeking EHF grant funding submited a Needs Assessment. EHF reviewed all submitted Needs Assessment Forms and requested formal Letters of Inquiry and Full Proposals from select organizations.

What is the Foundation looking for in a grant application?

The proposed activities described in the application should directly address the Foundation’s stated strategic focus areas, with consideration to the Foundation’s mission and values. A strong application will be concise, clear, and achievable with regard to objectives, outcomes,  and metrics, with the track record and/or potential to demonstrate substantial impact. 

How and when can I submit a grant application?

All applications must be submitted electronically using the online form and in the timeframe listed on the How to Apply page. Applications submitted by mail will not be considered. 

May an organization submit more than one application in any given year?

No, an organization may submit only one application per grant cycle. Exceptions are made for very large organizations, such as universities, which may submit one application per department or program.

May individuals apply for grant funding?​

No, EHF does not provide support to individuals, except through its annual Peace Awards Program. We only review applications submitted by registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.

Do funded activities need to take place in the United States?​

Yes, funding is limited to activities undertaken in the United States. The Foundation continues the El-Hibri family’s charitable tradition of supporting orphans in the Middle East, but does not accept unsolicited proposals for international humanitarian assistance. 

Does the Foundation provide funding for seed projects or capital projects (such as endowments or to construct or renovate buildings or physical infrastructure)?​

No, the Foundation’s grants are limited to organizational capacity building and project support.

When is the decision made by the Foundation to award a grant?​

Grants funds are distributed at the end of the calendar year.

If I have further questions about submitting an application, whom do I contact?​

Please submit questions to

Questions about EHF's Online Portal:

1. What information will I need to provide to register in the EHF online portal?

You will need the following to get started:

  • A username (your email address)

  • Your contact information

  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number

2. Will I have to re-register in the EHF online portal every time I fill out a new grant application?

No, your information will be saved in our system and can be reviewed and updated at any time.

3. What else can I use the EHF online portal for?

In addition to using the EHF online portal to apply for grants, you will also be able to:

  • Track your grant application process

  • Fill out and submit progress and final reports

  • Apply or submit nominations to our annual Peace Awards Program

  • Apply for EHF Space Grants

4. Do I need to complete my application all at once?

No, at the bottom of the application is a “Save as Draft” button. You can log in at a later time to continue working on your application. 

We strongly recommend saving your application often and before logging out. Please note that staying too long on the application page without saving may cause your login credentials to “time out.” If this occurs, you may lose edits to your application that have not been saved. 

We also recommend that you cut and paste your application answers after each question into a Word document to save as backup.

5. Are certain web browsers more compatible with the EHF Online Portal?

Yes, for the best user experience we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. It is fine to use Internet Explorer, but you may encounter some minor technical issues.

6. Are there tutorials that I can access to assist me in the online portal?

Yes, you can watch this helpful Creating an Online Account Video Tutorial, or you can read more about the online portal in this this Applicant Tutorial.

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