Grant Application

The Katherine W. Dumke and Ezekiel R. Dumke Jr. Foundation funds grants on an annual basis. 

Please note: Prior to submitting your first letter of inquiry (LOI) through our online grant lifecycle management software, please contact Denise Johnsen ( to obtain your login information.

2019 grant application timeline:

  • January 14 through February 11 - LOI submission period

  • February 12-20 - LOIs are reviewed

  • February 21-25 - Notification sent on the status of your LOI submission

  • February 26 through March 20 - Full application submission period, if invited to submit

  • May 10 - Applicants notified of application status

  • May 10-19 - Organizations whose application is approved sign and submit agreement letter


The Dumke Foundation funds in three areas:

Arts, Culture and Education

Gardens and Open Spaces

Health and Well Being

Grants are available only for selected geographic areas: Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.  The Dumke Foundation funds grants on an annual basis. Please note the Dumke Foundation will only consider proposals for support of a specific project. Applications for general support, operating expenses, capital expansion, endowment funds, seed grants, scholarships, salaries, or awards will NOT be considered. 

Twice a year, the Dumke Foundation Board meets to make decisions about grant funding.  In late spring, the Board meets to review grants and make funding decisions.  The Board also gathers in the fall to discuss additional funding and foundation business.       

The Dumke Foundation reserves the right to change its guidelines and procedures during any grant cycle.

“People will not give to things that don’t have a clear vision or, or it doesn’t appear that they’ll have any opportunity of really accomplishing what they’re planning to do. But if you can get them started with the proper plan and the proper enthusiasm of the people that are behind it, to do the things and get some money started, then the rest of it comes a little bit easier.”
— Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr.