How To Apply

Welcome to The Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s online application system. This online grant application system allows nonprofit organizations to submit a letter of inquiry for review.

Please note that the Foundation does not accept grant applications that are submitted on paper
or meeting requests.

To assist with the online grant application process, we recommend that applicants type answers
into a word-processing document, then copy and paste entries into the appropriate sections
online. This will speed the online application process.

Eligibility

To qualify for a grant, a prospective grantee must be a U.S.-based, tax-exempt organization
with 501(c)(3) status. A prospective grantee must also be engaged in work that fits within the
Foundation’s program guidelines.

Merchandise Request

Please note, we do not accept requests for merchandise.

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation does not grant to:

  • Organizations that do not have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
    Revenue Code, or the equivalent
  • Religious, political, lobbying, social or fraternal organizations
  • Fundraising benefits
  • Individuals, including those with a 501(c)(3) organization willing to accept funding on their behalf

The GrantMaking Process

Program staff review every submission and will notify applicants if their plans fit within current program guidelines. Please only inquire as to the status of your request if more than three months have passed. While we do not accept declined proposals for re-evaluation, we welcome subsequent letters of inquiry.

If a project is accepted for grant consideration, staff members will ask for additional information which may include a detailed proposal or a meeting with the principal organizers of the project.

Grants are awarded by the Tiffany & Co. Foundation board of directors, who meet twice annually.

RETIREMENT OF THE EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN PROGRAM

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is no longer accepting applications for organizations working in the decorative arts and design. For over a decade, the Foundation has advanced the fields of design and the decorative arts at premier institutions in the United States and abroad. While we are proud of this grantmaking legacy, the Foundation’s board has elected to retire The Tiffany & Co. Foundation’s Excellence in Design program and focus our resources to advance the Foundation’s three environment programs.