Proposal Process

The Foundation makes every effort to ensure the proposal process runs smoothly and efficiently. Therefore, it is requested that before submitting a full proposal, potential grantees contact the Foundation directly or submit a letter of inquiry.

PLEASE NOTE: The S.P. & Estelle Yates Family Foundation will not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or grant proposals during 2017.

Grant invitations for 2017 have been extended and the grant cycle is closed.


Proposal Deadline

If your organization is invited to submit a full proposal, you may submit your completed application (provided by the Foundation) at any time.  The 2017 grant cycle is currently closed.


 Artesia 4th graders performing during the 2-week NDI Residency.

Photo Courtesy of the National Dance Institute of New Mexico.


Send your completed letter of inquiry to:

Suzanne Hammer, Foundation Manager

Email:, or

USMail:  The S.P. & Estelle Yates Family

Foundation, Grant Committee

 PO Box 351288

Westminster, CO 80035-2188


➢ All inquiries will be acknowledged.

➢ Please do not submit a full proposal without an invitation from the Foundation.

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