Fund Details
Redding Rancheria Community Fund

Description:

All grant requests must be submitted to the Community Foundation by 5:00 p.m. PACIFIC TIME on the day of the deadline.


GENERAL INFORMATION

 
Grants are awarded to: 
1.  Nonprofit organizations with tax exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, 
2.  public schools, and 
3.  other public organizations.  
 
Please note:  For organizations applying as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, the Community Foundation will search the IRS database to confirm current status.  Organizations whose 501(c)(3) status isn’t current will not be eligible for funding consideration. 

Grant Amounts:
Grant proposals should be for no less than $500 and no more than $10,000.  The average grant size to date is approximately $6,000.

About the Redding Rancheria and this Grant Program:
The Redding Rancheria, located adjacent to the City of Redding, is a Native American tribe comprised of members of the Wintu, Pit River and Yana peoples.  The Redding Rancheria traces its origins as a Tribal Government back to 1922 and formally adopted its constitution in 1985.

The Redding Rancheria Community Fund at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation distributes the charitable giving of the Redding Rancheria.  Contributions to this fund come primarily from Win-River Casino, which is owned and operated by the Redding Rancheria.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


Organizations with a grant report past due to the Community Foundation are not eligible to apply.

Organizations may submit ONE application per cycle.
  • The Community Fund encourages proposals to serve Native Americans, Youth and/or Rural Populations. 
  • The Fund awards support for capital improvements/renovations, equipment, programs.  Some examples are: musical instruments, sports equipment, playground equipment, sports programs, etc. 
  • Grants are not awarded to or for:
  • Administrative/overhead costs, including personnel costs
  • Individuals
  • Projects for which grant is being sought should be completed within 12 months of grant receipt. 
Organizations must comply with the following non-discrimination policy:

Shasta Regional Community Foundation Non-discrimination Policy:
  The Foundation seeks to promote respect for all people. We hold ourselves, and those whom we support, to a high standard of nondiscrimination.  The Foundation will not knowingly support organizations whose programs or services are not open to all without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.  We recognize that organizations may identify special needs in the community and target programs or services to a specific population based on those needs; however the programs must be open to all people in those targeted populations to be eligible for grant consideration. 

GRANT PROPOSAL COMPONENTS 


The following will be requested during the grant application process:

I.  Components of the Proposal Narrative:
  1. History and purpose of organization.  Please include: a. discussion of recent achievements, and b. key challenges.
  2. Request. Amount of money requested and specific use. If your project consists of multiple components, please list the items and corresponding cost in order or priority.
  3. Statement of Need. Need for project and difference you hope it will make.
  4. Project timeline & completion date.  Projects should be completed within 12 mo. of grant receipt.
  5. Sustainability. Plan for supporting the project after grant funds have been expended.
II.  Project budget  (List all anticipated income and expenses for your project, including any in-kind contributions. If your project consists of multiple components, please list items and corresponding cost in order of priority.)

III. List of board members, affiliations, and phone numbers 

IV.  For schools & other public entities, a copy of departmental budget (1-2 page summary)

V.   For nonprofit agencies, a copy of the current income & expense statement and balance sheet (only). Please note, this is a request for financial report information, not a request for organizational budget.  If current financial statements cover less than 6 months, please submit a copy of current statements plus year-end statement for the previous year. 

VI. Copies of 1 recent external communications about your organization – your communications with the community.

VII. Optional, 1 related photo (only if it helps you describe the proposal)

VIII. Please do not submit additional materials, e.g. IRS determination letters, letters of support, more than 2 photos or 2 external communications, copies of audits, copies of catalogue pages or quotes.  If you’ve done pricing research (catalogues or quotes) it is helpful for us to know that within the project narrative or project budget.  If we need additional information, we will request it.   


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION AND REVIEW


All Grant Requests must be submitted to the Community Foundation by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

The review process may include a site visit, conducted by the review committee, and Community Foundation staff. Grant award notification will occur approximately 12-16 weeks from the proposal deadline.



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Amanda Hutchings at amanda@shastarcf.org.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
7/01/2017
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
9/13/2017 8:00 PM