Become a T4CI Project

We review new applications on a rolling basis. The timeline from first inquiry through due diligence to final project approval is usually 3-4 weeks total.

Is your project a good match for T4CI? Successful projects share the following traits:

  1. Step One: Determine eligibility.Your project should meet all of the following criteria:
    • Focus on one or more of the following areas: Healthy Planet and People; Sustainable, Equitable Economies; Secure Natural Resources; Resilient Communities.
    • Need philanthropic funding from donations, grants or other funds that require a tax-exempt nonprofit status.
    • Have a clear program mission and strategy.
    • Have a preliminary program implementation plan and a budget that supports your plan.
    • Have a well-researched funding plan to raise the money you need for your budget.
    • Not already be a 501(c)(3) organization.
  2. Step Two: Contact us.Send a brief introductory email to projectinquiry@t4ci.org and include the following information:
    • Tell us how you heard about us. Did someone refer you directly? If so, please tell us who so that we can thank them!
    • Give us a quick summary of your project and why you think T4CI might be a good match.
    • Share your timeline for choosing the best place for your project to land. If there is any time sensitivity or urgency, please alert us to that as well.
    • Provide us with any public links or attach any relevant information that could give us an “at-a-glance” sense of your work.
  3. Step Three: We'll schedule a video conference and discuss next steps. Once we’ve received your inquiry, we’ll get back in touch with you within 3-5 business days to schedule a preliminary phone conversation. If, after that conversation, it sounds like there is a good match, we’ll invite you to formally apply and set a timeframe for next steps.