Eligibility and Grant Process

Grant Process

The Bob Barker Company Foundation uses an online system for all stages of our grant making. Our grant system is comprised of four steps:

  1. Eligibility and Guideline Review
  2. Site visit from the Bob Barker Company Foundation
  3. Letter of Inquiry (online form)
  4. Grant Application

These steps must be followed regardless of whether or not your organization has been previously funded.  If your program meets our guidelines, the next step will be to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) via our online process. Upon receipt of the LOI, staff will review it and email an approval, denial, or further questions to the contact person designated for the organization. If your LOI is approved, you will then be allowed to proceed to the next step of submitting a complete Grant Application. We do not have submission deadlines.

Eligibility Guidelines

We seek to fund organizations that are well managed, have a financial and fundraising plan, engage in strategic planning, and have strong leadership and engaged governance.  Your organization must meet the following requirements in order to be considered for funding.  If you do not meet these requirements at this time, we encourage you to submit once these baseline requirements have been satisfied.

  • Your organization’s work must result in reducing recidivism.
  • Your organization must work with a minimum of 100 incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals annually.
  • Your organization must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or a governmental, educational or research institution with tax-exempt status.
  • Your methods must be “Evidence Based” or use “Best Practices.”


Funding Amounts

Grants will generally be in the range of $5,000 to $25,000 and will be dependent upon proven recidivism reduction and cost effective methods.
We will not consider proposals for funding of the following:

  • Individuals, scholarships, or endowments
  • Political causes, candidates, or campaigns
  • Sporting or fundraising events, auctions, or other benefits
  • Litigation or debt reduction
  • Institutions that discriminate, in policy or in practice, on the basis of age, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, marital status, disability, veteran or other legally protected status.
  • Non-U.S. organizations, programs, or entities
  • Work that does not fit our Vision and Mission



Click on the LOI button below after reading these procedures.  If you have never used our system before, begin by creating a New Account.  Please note that this login will be your organization login and will be used for future applications (if applicable) and follow-up documents. You will need to notify us if your primary contact person changes to create a new login.

The LOI and Application contains required questions that must be answered in order to be submitted. All required questions are marked with an asterisk (*). Please be sure to save your online application draft frequently, especially if you plan to work in stages.

If you have further questions, below is a tutorial for using our system. One is a PDF document and the other a video: Download an eight-page PDF document; and/or Watch an 11-minute video tutorial;

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Teresa Wolf at teresawolf@bobbarker.com