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Frequently Asked Questions


Does the Sprint Foundation provide support to individuals, private foundations or non 501(c)3’s?

No, the Sprint Foundation does not fund individuals or private foundations, and the Sprint Foundation only supports organizations that are tax–exempt IRS–qualified 501(c)(3) public charities.

How does my organization apply for a grant from the Sprint Foundation?

The Sprint Foundation only accepts proposals online. To apply for a grant, click here. If you have trouble with the process or have questions not answered through the Sprint Foundation FAQ, you can contact the Sprint Foundation via email at communityrequests@sprint.com. All emails will receive an acknowledgement within three business days except during holidays.

Before I apply online, I would like to look at the grant application. Can you send one to me?

You can see a sample application by clicking here.

How can I save and access my grant application once I have started it?

Please use the link below to access your application. You will need to enter your password. Be sure to send an email to communityrequests@sprint.com if you need further assistance.

Grant Request

When does the Sprint Foundation accept proposals?

The Sprint Foundation accepts grant requests January through the third Thursday in November every year. The online system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. Any applications received after the third Thursday in November will not be reviewed until after January 3 of the following year.

When will I know whether or not I am receiving a grant from the Sprint Foundation?

The formal grant-review process takes up to 90 days. All applicants will receive a formal notice via the email listed on their grant application within 90 days.

How can I guarantee my organization will receive a grant from the Sprint Foundation?

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. We receive thousands of requests for funding each year and are only able to fund a small percentage of these applications. You can save yourself time and improve the quality of your proposal by reviewing our Sprint Foundation Grant Guidelines and reviewing this list of frequently asked questions.

Does the Sprint Foundation sponsor film, music, TV, broadcast or media productions?

No. These areas are outside of the scope of our grant giving.

Can the Sprint Foundation provide Sprint phones or services to my organization?

The Sprint Foundation is a separate legal entity from Sprint. Due to Federal regulations, the Sprint Foundation can’t provide products or services from Sprint. Similarly, the Sprint Foundation is also not able to provide grants to organizations or individuals that will be used to pay bills for Sprint products or services.

Do you only provide cash grants?

Yes