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Capital Project Grants

Is capital growth or expansion important to your nonprofit’s vision for long-term growth and success? The Murdock Trust regularly makes grants that support construction, renovation, land purchase and other capital projects. In most cases, we prefer to receive requests for these types of projects once your organization has raised a portion of the needed funds.

Before applying, we suggest that interested nonprofits review the Guidelines for Grantseekers to learn more and determine your organization’s eligibility. To apply for a capital project grant, please review and follow our grant application process.

Steps in the Grant Application Process:

  1. Submit a Letter of Inquiry to the Trust.
  2. Receive your application letter and password from the Trust.
  3. Log in to the Grant Application System.
  4. Thoroughly read the General Application Instructions.
  5. Complete the application form and submit it online with all required attachments.

Begin the Application Process with a Letter of Inquiry
A clearly written Letter of Inquiry will save you time and help the Trust understand how well your proposed project may fit with our funding priorities. Learn more about writing a clear, concise Letter of Inquiry. 

Completing the Application Process
If your proposed project appears to be eligible for Trust consideration, we will write you back and encourage an application. The password we include will give you access to the Grant Application System, where you’ll complete the grant application form and submit it online with the required attachments.

There are no application submission deadlines, but please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, on average it  takes seven months to process, evaluate and take final action on each request.

Application Planning Resources
An array of tips and sample documents to help you fill our your grant application.