Download the Application

If you have read the Research Associates Foundation Grant Guidelines, and feel confident that your project or organization falls within the scope of our community grants program, you may download the RAF Grant Application here to fill in and return to RAF with any supporting materials.

Research Associates Foundation accepts applications from three different types of organizations and projects:

  1. registered non-profits with their own 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 designation
  2. organizations or projects with a fiscal non-profit sponsor
  3. individuals

RAF does not accept applications from for-profit organizations that do not have a non-profit wing or a non-profit sponsor.

To better serve our applicants and to make sure that we receive the most precise information as possible about our applicants, we have developed three separate applications, one for each type of applicant we fund. Please download the application that is the most applicable for your organization or project or, if you need help determining the type of application you should use, please email us at

Are you a non-profit organization with a registered federal 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 designation?

Are you a project or organization with a non-profit fiscal sponsor?

Are you an individual?

Or, download the Grant Guidelines for all applications


All application materials must be mailed to:


PO BOX 26152 


Contact us

Research Associates Foundation
PO Box 26152
Baltimore, MD 21210
The deadline for the Spring 2018 grant cycle is Monday, April 30 at 5pm. Please see "News & Updates" below for details about the info sessions.