Registration (Step 2-A)

By Invitation Only

In the Fall 2017, the Conn Memorial Foundation fine-tuned its philanthropic focus and now has a “By Invitation Only” process for submitting Letters of Inquiry. If your organization is a 501c3 located in Hillsborough County, Florida, and has a program focused on educational achievement and aligned with a school serving students in low-income neighborhoods, and you wish to be considered, call Beth Doyle, Grant Director, 813-554-1210, to discuss BEFORE submitting any inquiry. This is in order to save potential applicants’ time and energy. A verbal invitation to submit a Letter of Inquiry will be extended if the program meets certain criteria and there is funding available.

Please do not disregard this step as any Letters of Inquiry submitted without invitation may not be considered by the Board.

Also, in the interest of saving time, money and protecting the environment, only electronic submissions via email or our website should be made to the foundation. Please do not mail hard copies of letters, information, brochures, applications, etc.

These measures are being taken with you and your organization in mind. It is our hope to make your interaction with the foundation easier and more efficient so that you may have more time to do the work of your mission.

Please contact Beth if you have any questions. Thank you!

Registration & Letter of Inquiry

Submitting a Letter of Inquiry is a three step process. Upon completing each step you will be automatically taken to the next step. Make sure to complete all three steps in a timely fashion. 

  • Step 2-A | Fill out the registration below and click "Register".
    You will automatically be taken to a page with the Letter of Inquiry form.
  • Step 2-B | Fill out your Letter of Inquiry data and click "Save".
    You will automatically be taken to a page to formally submit your Letter of Inquiry.
  • Step 2-C | Fill out your Confirmation and click "Submit".

Your Letter of Inquiry will be reviewed and you'll be sent an email regarding the Board's decision. If you are approved, you will then be given access to submit a full grant application.

Before You Start

  • Have all information ready including:
    • Your Name, Email Address, Login Name & Password of your choice.
    • Organization Name, Year Established, Contact Name & Title, Contact Email & Phone, Director or CEO Name, Web Address, Physical Address.
    • Proposed Program Name, Who Will be Served, Amount Requested, Cities/Neighborhoods Served, Number of People Served
    • Program Description (1000 character limit).         
  • Make sure you are eligible (see below).


To be considered for a grant, your organization must meet three criteria:

1) Be a 501c3  

2) Program located in Hillsborough County, Florida

3) Provide services in Hillsborough County, Florida that focus on the educational achievement of children and youth living in low-income neighborhoods.

If you don't meet all three criteria, but feel you should be considered because of special circumstances, please send us an email using our contact form.


After clicking the "Register" button below you will automatically be taken to the Letter of Inquiry form.

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