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Download MS Word RENEWAL APPLICATION template

Download MS Word YEAR-END REPORT template

Please call Gail Shuster for application deadlines: 415-512-0500


  • During 2014, the vLS/RR Foundation will be updating its funding guidelines and will only accept applications from organizations who had been funded in 2013. 

  • Applicants who have been funded by vLS/RR in the last two years should download and complete the RENEWAL APPLICATION template listed above. The renewal application now includes Section II for reporting on previous year's accomplishments.  There is no longer a need to submit a separate year-end report.

  • Please Note:

    The van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation is requesting that any organization seeking a grant in 2014 and have not already submitted a request, must send in a proposal prior to June 27, 2014.  The proposal will be reviewed in July.

    The Foundation has been engaged over the past two years in focusing its efforts more toward public interest legal services and is in the process of revising policies, procedures, and guidelines.  It is expected that the revisions will be completed, adopted and in place, effective January 2015.  The board expects to be making larger grants to organizations that are compatible with our new guidelines while reducing the annual number of overall grants provided.

  • Proposal application must:

  1. Provide a current roster of the organization's Board of Directors;

  2. Attach an organization chart or a description of how the organization is managed;

  3. Include the organization's documentation of tax exempt status;

  4. Submit the fiscal and budget information listed below:

  • The organization’s projected revenue and expense budget for the fiscal year in which funding is requested;
  • If applicable, an estimated project revenue and expense budget for the fiscal year in which funding is requested;
  • A copy of the previous fiscal year's organizational expenditure report, listing all revenue sources;
  • All organization budgets and project budgets must specify government, corporate, and foundation funders by name. Please, no acronyms. Indicate whether funds are committed (c) or pending (p). It is helpful to report the list of funders on a separate page.

Proposal Style:  readability and appealing presentation is very important. Your proposal will be read by each of vLS/RR's five Board Members.

  • Cover letter is optional, but should not exceed one page;

  • Provide only one copy of the proposal;

  • The proposal must be printed on 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper;

  • The proposal must be easy to read, at least 12pt. font size and normal size margins;

  • Do not use acronyms, please spell out names of organizations and funding sources;

  • No 2-sided pages;

  • No delivery that requires a signature;

  • No videos, audiotapes, CDs.

Mail proposal to:

Toni Rembe, President
van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation
131 Steuart St., Suite 301
San Francisco, CA 94105

For information regarding proposal submission dates or for questions regarding the guidelines and application process, please call: Gail Shuster, Grants Manager, at 415-512-0500, or, email gshuster@vlsrr.org.

Or, contact Katherine Armstrong, Executive Director, email karmstrong@vlsrr.org or telephone at 415-512-0577.

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