The Foundation prefers to provide seed money for innovative projects and programs or “step up” money to expand programs or to build organizational capacity. The following types of grants may be awarded:
Funding that strengthens an organization so that it may better fulfill its mission.
Funding for construction or equipment.
The Foundation and grant seeker agree on a program or operating goal for the grant seeker to reach; the Foundation rewards successful accomplishment of the goal.
The Foundation agrees to match an amount that the grant seeker receives through fundraising.
The Foundation may invite an operating proposal from a grantee with which we have an established grant history. Mature organizations may be eligible for operating support upon establishing a threshold of core competency. Developing organizations may be eligible for operating support upon successful completion of a start-up or seed grant, after demonstrating a threshold of competency.
The Foundation awards a grant for a specific initiative or endeavor, not for general operating purposes.
The Foundation awards a grant to help launch a new project, program or initiative.
Certain grants will require matching funds to be considered.
The Foundation generally offers grant awards between $5,000 and $50,000; requests for smaller or larger amounts may be considered.
In evaluating proposals, the following criteria will be considered: