•  The Dorman Foundation requests that applicants articulate their long term goals and demonstrate a strategic plan and operational objectives to best address their recipient’s needs.
  • The relative impact the grant will have on the recipient community and its stakeholders
  • The sustainability of the particular program that is being funded
  • Only one copy of the application is required and the Dorman Foundation is happy to receive applications by email at



The value of requests the Dorman Foundation receives always exceeds available funds. Therefore, the Dorman Foundation is unable to support many very worthwhile projects. Sometimes,  but not always, the Dorman Foundation asks that an application  be resubmitted for consideration  at the next round of grant decisions, perhaps with additional information in support of the application.