The Bothin Foundation board meets three times throughout the year to make grant decisions – in the winter (January/ February), spring/ summer (May/ June), and fall (October/ November).

The new proposal icon can only be accessed during the open submission dates below. You will not be allowed to begin an application prior to the submission open dates. We advise you use the PDF overview to prepare your answers in advance of the submission period.


Submission Dates for 2020 

Winter Meeting: Submission window closedAwards distributed in March 2020

Spring Meeting: Submission window closedAwards distributed in May 2020

Fall Meeting: June 29 – July 17 by 5 pm – Awards distributed in October 2020  (EXTENSION DEADLINE: July 21, 2020 due to application portal outage)




Applications may only be submitted during the dates listed. The New Proposal icon will NOT appear until the submission window is open. Do not attempt to submit an application prior to the submission start date or you might lose your work.

In preparation for submitting your application, we encourage you to compose the proposal in Microsoft Word/ Google Doc and once it is ready, copy and paste content directly into the foundation’s online application. 

Narrative questions only populate after selecting the Support Type and hitting the save button.

Detailed application instructions and a downloadable Application Overview PDF can be found under Application Procedures.

Check the website often as dates may need to shift for unforeseen circumstances.