The Foundation is currently accepting rolling applications.

Proposals are considered semi-annually in the spring and fall. If the application deadline falls on a weekend, applications are due by 5:00 p.m. ET on the Friday immediately preceding the deadline.

Spring application deadline: May 1

Fall application deadline: November 1


Click here to request access to the application.

Enter the following information on the online form:

  1. Organization Description
    • Include the organization’s history, goals, principal accomplishments, and list of current Board of Directors and staff.
  2. Proposal
    • Provide a brief description of your project and attach a formal proposal.
  3. Referral Information
    • How did your organization find out about the Linn Foundation?
  4. Is your organization a past grant recipient of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation? (Yes or No)
  5. Note: the contact person for the organization and the email address provided must be the person responsible for the application.


    1. Board of Directors
    2. Project Budget
    3. Financial statements for the last fiscal year clearly indicating all funding sources and expenses of the organization
    4. IRS tax-exempt letter (current copy)
    5. Letter on the organization’s letterhead affirming status as a current public charity and signed by the organization’s director
    6. Most recent Form 990
    7. Resume
    8. Other attachments

    The applicant will receive an automated email confirming that the application was submitted successfully. In addition to the online form, please mail one single-sided paper copy of your application, along with all required attachments, to the address below. Please do not include staples, bindings, brochures or other items that differ from those listed above.

    The Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation
    c/o Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
    Two International Place
    Boston, MA 02110