Our Process


The Roblee Foundation has two funding cycles per year.  Application deadlines for each cycle are listed below. If the date falls on a weekend, the deadline is the next business day.  

  • January 5 - Monday January 7, 2019 (Grants to be awarded in June or early July)

  • June 15 - Monday June 17, 2019 (Grants to be awarded in December)

The Roblee Foundation has a two-part application process:

Part One Preliminary Proposal:   Organizations must submit the Roblee Foundation Proposal Summary and one page budget using the appropriate Missouri Common Grant Application Budget Template.  For requests for project funding, use the Project Budget Template.  For operating funds, use the Organizational Budget Template.  For capital campaigns, use the Capital Campaign Budget Template.  The Preliminary Proposal must be e-mailed no later than midnight of the due date for the appropriate funding cycle.  If e-mail is not available, a hard copy must be postmarked and sent on or before the due date, to the Foundation’s PO Box.  Organizations in Miami-Dade County, FL must also mail a hard copy to the Florida address.  The Foundation will review this information and contact applicants via email within approximately nine weeks regarding the status of their application.

Part Two Full Proposal: If the Part One Preliminary Proposal is found to be promising, the organization will be invited via e-mail to submit the Part Two Full Proposal: the Missouri Common Grant Application (beginning with narrative) and all required attachments.  A specific due date, generally about three weeks after notification, will be provided. The Part II application materials will be forwarded to the organization via email. Proposals must be e-mailed no later than midnight of the due date.  If e-mail is not available, a hard copy must be postmarked and sent on or before the due date, and sent to the Foundation’s PO Box.  Foundation staff will contact each organization to discuss the proposal in detail.  The Foundation will notify all of those who submit Part Two Full Proposals of the board's decision. Please note that submission of Part Two does not guarantee that a grant request will be funded.

*Email submission of all proposal materials is required
Jane Callahan
Executive Director

Additionally, agencies in Miami/Dade County, FL should e-mail application to:

Grants shall be used solely for the purposes and for the period of time outlined in the proposal, unless the Grantee has received permission from the Foundation. 
Grantees are required to submit a complete evaluation and financial report at the conclusion of the grant period. 

First time applicants to the foundation are  required to call foundation staff (314-963-7713) to explore your project’s funding potential. To access the application forms click here.