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The Davis Conservation Foundation will only accept applications submitted through our online grant system.

Step 1: Read the Guidelines and Online Application Guide (below, right).

Step 2: Download the online Questions Preview Word document.  We strongly suggest working from this document and cutting and pasting your answers into the online application to avoid losing your work.

Step 3: Start a new application.  Regardless of whether you have an existing account, you must use the "Click Here to Start Your Application" link below to start a new application.

  • Returning users enter the appropriate email address and password for your organization's account.
  • New users establish an account; when you establish an account, an automated email will be sent to you with your account password. We strongly reccommend that each organization establish only one account, which will allow access to all applications, reports, and drafts in one location.  Be sure to use an email address that is monitored and that a record of that email address and password is kept.
  • Please note, if you if you have applied online to the Davis Family Foundation, you should use the same login information for the Davis Conservation Foundation.

Start Your Application Here

Step 4: Save your work. Click the “Save & Finish Later” button at the bottom of any page to save your information and exit out of the application. An email will automatically be sent to the email address associated with your account with a link to log back in and continue working.  This link is how you access your in-process application.  Applications will time-out after 45 minutes and any work/changes after that will be lost.

Step 5: Submit your application. You must click the “Submit” button on the bottom of the "Review My Application" page to complete the submission process. An email confirming your submission, including a copy of the completed application, will automatically be sent to the email address associated with your account. The Foundation does not see your application until it is submitted.

Submission Deadlines

Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on April 10 and October 10. Applications for deadlines that fall on a holiday or weekend must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the next business day. The Foundation does not accept applications via email or mail.

Grant Review Process

Trustees meet in May and November to consider requests.   Proposals are judged on their merits and in comparison to others received. The Foundation normally notifies applicants of the Trustees’ decision within one week of each regular meeting, and applicants receiving grants may expect to receive payment within one month of notification. Organizations that receive grants from the Foundation are required to submit completion reports online.


Please review FAQ’s before contacting the Program Officer or Grants Administrator.