Applications to the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation are only accepted during an open application period. All application periods for 2021 have closed, and submission deadlines for 2022 will be posted early in 2022. 

All applications must be submitted via the grants portal. An LOI Overview PDF is available for review: 

To access the application during the application period, you will need to log in to the grants portal: 

If your organization is a new applicant, please click the "Register Here" button on the left side of the grants portal login page. If your organization is a return applicant, log in on the right side of the grants portal login page. 

If you are not sure if you or your organization have an existing profile in the grants portal, if you need to be added as a contact for an organization already in the portal, or if you have any other technical difficulties or questions, please contact Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager, at or 415-561-6540 x234. 

Once you have logged into the grants portal: 

  • Click the "New LOI" icon to begin the application. Please note: The LOI is only accessible during the open application period and 2022 submission periods have not yet been posted. 

  • Review your Organization Profile and Personal Profile to ensure we have the most up-to-date information about you and your organization

  • Click "Save Draft" frequently as you work, as the system does not auto-save.