Application Process

A. All grant applications must be submitted online through the following link:
The best internet browsers to use when filling out an online application
are Windows Internet Explorer and Firefox. 

DO NOT USE Google Chrome.

B.  When you access the above link, you will be automatically directed to one of four different applications via a series of brief questions. The four applications are:

1. Requests for initial funding for a project;
2. Requests for renewal of a project previously funded by HFNJ;
3. Requests for funding in the amount of less than $25,000 [NOTE that there are no deadlines for submission in this category. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received];
4. Request in response to a specific HFNJ Request For Proposals.


You may work on your proposal online, saving what you have completed and going back to it at a later date/time. No materials, however, will be submitted to the Foundation until ALL of the required information and attached documentation has been provided.


To access your saved work, an application in process, or to see previously submitted applications, please use this link


If you have any questions about entering your proposal and uploading your data after viewing the entire online application, please contact Walter Maier, Grants Administrator/Assessment Officer, at , or 973-921-1210.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE – For proposals of $25,000 +
Proposals may be submitted at any time.  Proposals of less than $25,000 will be considered on a rolling basis.  All proposals for funding amounts $25,000 or greater must be submitted by the following deadlines for consideration by the Board at its quarterly meetings:


Applications not received by the above deadlines will be moved to the next grant cycle. Applications not filled out completely online by the deadlines will not be submitted for consideration.

If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your proposal within 5 business days, please contact our offices to verify that your submission has been received.



Each year the Foundation considers a limited number of proposals in amounts less than $25,000.  The above deadlines do not apply, and consideration is given on a rolling basis.  Every proposal, however, must be submitted online as indicated above.  Grants considered in this limited, fast-track pool are generally awarded as one-time support and not considered for renewal.