Fund Details
Burney Regional 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 entities, excluding schools. 

Please note:  For organizations applying as 501(c)(3) public charities, 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 $1,000 and no more than $7,500 


About the Burney Regional Community Fund and this Grant Program:

The Burney Regional Fund is a community advised fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, established to support needs within the communities in the greater Burney area - as set by the boundaries of the Fall River Joint Unified School District.  The Fund seeks to build a community of philanthropists in the region now and forever.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


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

The Fund awards grants to meet a broad range of needs within the community.

Identify a priority project – only one proposal per organization

Grants are not awarded to or for:
  • Schools or organizations that directly support schools or provide services to schools
  • Individuals (A grant cannot be awarded to an individual person by SRCF)
  • Churches
  • Land purchase

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 items will be requested during the grant submission process:

I.   Organizational Information: Basic information regarding your organization.

II.  Proposal Summary: Summary information regarding your specific project.

III. 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.
  3. Statement of Need: Need for project and difference you hope it will make.
  4. Project timeline and completion date: Projects should be completed within 12 months of grant receipt.
  5. Sustainability: Plan for supporting the project after grant funds have been expended.
  6. Volunteers: Volunteer participation in proposed project. 
IV. Project Budget (list all anticipated project funds and services).

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

VI. For public entities, a copy of departmental budget (1-2 page summary)

VII.  For nonprofit agencies, a copy of the current income and 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. 

VIII. Copies of 1 external communication about your organization - in other words, your communications with the community.

IX. Optional, 1 related photo (only if they help you describe the proposal).

X. 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 10 – 12 weeks from the proposal deadline.


Please note: Mention of pending grant application(s) in local newspaper articles, television interviews, media releases and social media should be avoided by the grant applicant as it may raise unrealistic hopes in your organization and/or community.



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Amanda Hutchings at amanda@shastarcf.org.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
1/01/2017
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
3/01/2017 8:00 PM