Deadlines and Limitations

DEADLINES

The Merck Family Fund will make funding decisions in May and November. LOIs will be reviewed on a rolling basis through the online application system. If invited, full proposals must also be submitted through our online application system. MFF cannot accept LOIs and proposals submitted via email, fax, or postal mail. 

November 2016 decision deadlines:
LOI by July 18, 2016 at 5 pm EST.
Full proposal no later than August 1, 2016 at 5 pm EST.

May 2017 decision deadlines:
LOI by January 9, 2017 at 5 pm EST.
Full proposal no later than January 23, 2016 at 5 pm EST.

November 2017 decision deadlines:
LOI by July 17, 2017 at 5 pm EST.
Full proposal no later than July 31, 2017 at 5 pm EST.

LIMITATIONS

The Merck Family Fund contributes to tax-exempt organizations in the United States. It does not support individuals, for-profit organizations, or candidates for political office. The Fund does not generally support: governmental organizations, academic research or books; endowments, debt reduction, annual fund-raising campaigns, capital construction, purchase of equipment, the acquisition of land, or video projects.