Areas of Funding

The Foundation Bylaws do not restrict grants to specific areas. The Foundation is a general funder and has historically funded programs that benefit youth and underprivileged individuals, active and retired military personnel and sports related activities. The average grant in recent years has been $20,000. Requests from other areas will be considered. The Foundation grants are generally restricted to San Diego County organizations. No grant funds can be used for offshore organizations or activities without specific foundation approval.

Grant Review and Approval Policy

The Board meets four times per year to review grant requests. Normally the board meets the first Wednesday of the month in March, June, September and December. Grant requests are accepted throughout the year. Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Applications submitted by the deadlines will be reviewed at the next board meeting. The foundation has a September 30 yearend. Requests should only be submitted once every twelve months.

Application Process

The foundation requires that all grant applications be submitted using our on line grant application process. Applications received by mail or personal delivery will be returned with a request to apply online. The foundation also requires all applicants to be 501(c)(3) organizations. You will be notified by email that your application has been received. Once reviewed by our board you will be notified regarding the status of your application. The foundation may contact you during the review process to request additional information or to schedule a site visit. Applicants will generally be notified within two weeks after a board meeting.

Grant Agreement Letter

Upon approval you will receive a grant agreement letter that indicates the amount approved and the terms and conditions of accepting our grant. Once the Foundation receives the signed agreement letter the grant will be funded per the terms of the agreement letter.

Application Process – FAQs

Where is my username and password?
Click on the New Applicant link and then enter in your email and choose your password.

Can I see the entire application before I start to answer the questions?
Yes, click on the print link in the top right hand corner.

Once I start my application can I come back to it?
Yes, just click on save.

How do I get back into my application?
Just click on this link:
Enter in the same email and password that you used to get into the application.

After I click submit will I still be able to make edits?

After I click submit will I still be able to see my application?
Yes. Log in to your account and filter for submitted applications. You can log in to your account using this link:

How do I know that you received my application?
You will receive an email thanking you for your submission. If you do not receive this email check your spam filter in your email.

All written communication to the Foundation should be directed to:

Warren Magill, President
Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation
10731 Treena Street, Suite 102
San Diego, CA 92131