Application Guidelines

PLEASE NOTE: The Hearst Foundations launched a new grantee portal on October 12, 2020, which will affect ALL portal users. 

If you have an application in process or wish to begin a new application, please use the Instructions to create login information for the new portal and complete the application process.


The Hearst Foundations’ Online Grant Application

We thank you for your interest in the Hearst Foundations’ online grant application process. Please use the Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) links to assist you in preparing for and completing an online application.

The links to the online grant applications are found below. Please note that all applications must be completed using the Hearst Foundations’ Online Grant Application portal. Applications that are not submitted within three months of the date they were started will automatically be deleted from our database.


To begin a new Application:

Please select the link that best represents your request for funding to create a new application:


To return to an Application in process:

Once you have created your application, you may return to continue working on it HERE for three months. We recommend bookmarking this address. We also recommend using Google Chrome as the browser for completing the application. 

Please use these Instructional Videos for the new Portal for further assistance: 

Intro to the new Portal 

How to set-up a new password

Best wishes,

The Hearst Foundations Staff