Letter Of Inquiry Instructions

The Baskin Foundation does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry.  Please see the Apply for a Grant instructions for more information.  If your organization has been notified as eligible to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), please follow the instructions below.

A Letter of Inquiry to the Baskin Foundation must consist of the following three parts:

1. Cover Sheet

Download a icon Word or icon PDF version of the cover sheet.

2. Letter Of Inquiry (LOI)

Required LOI content varies according to the grant program:

3. Attachments

The following attachments to the letter of inquiry are required:

  • Copy of IRS final determination letter for 501(c)(3) status (must reflect organization’s current name)
  • Proposed project budget, showing revenue and expenses (if applicable)
  • Current operating budget, showing revenue and expenses
  • Form 990 (send electronically)
  • List of other funders and amount committed by each
  • Endowments
  • Brochure or newsletter describing the organization’s activities and/or mission (optional)

4. Mailing and Attachment Instructions

Letters of Inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.

  • Please submit one email with the following attachments to support(at)baskinfoundation.org: the coversheet and letter of inquiry should be combined into a single document, and the remainder of the attachments should be combined into a single document.
  • Please send a second email with the Form 990 and IRS letter.
  • In addition, please send ONE hard copy of the Letter of Inquiry, including the cover sheet, letter, and required attachments (excluding Form 990) to:

The Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation
5214F Diamond Heights Blvd. #808
San Francisco, CA 94131‐2175

Unsolicited LOIs will not be accepted.
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