Funding Priorities


The Harder Foundation’s Executive Director, Kay Treakle, will be taking a break between May 6 and August 4, 2018.  This break will change our Spring grant cycle, and will require us to forgo consideration of any rapid response or opportunity grants until early September.

Please note that we will not be accepting any new grantees during this period, and we will not be able to respond to general inquiries.

What does this mean for current grantees?  If you receive an invitation to renew your grant for our 2018 Spring grant cycle, you will need to provide us with both a report from your 2017 grant and a renewal proposal, both by April 20, 2018.  Streamlined requirements can be found here: 2018 Spring Reporting and Proposal Requirements.  Grants in the Spring Cycle will be made by the end of the June.

If you are currently a grantee in our Fall grant cycle, we will be in touch during August and September to discuss reporting and renewal requirements.

Current grantees that need to speak with the Foundation during this period are encouraged to reach out to Nancy Lewis Williams, at  Please note that Nancy is a consultant and does not work full time, so will not be able to respond to phone calls to our office.

Meanwhile, please see our Program Priorities page for a summary of our 2018 goals.