Fund Details
Animal Welfare Endowment 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) nonprofit 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:
Minimum grant amount of $1,000 and up to $7,500.

About the Animal Welfare Endowment Fund and this Grant Program

The Shasta Regional Community Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity serving the people of Shasta and Siskiyou counties. Established in 2000 by a group of dedicated community volunteers, the Community Foundation helps people achieve their charitable goals.  In partnership with our generous donors, we are building resources that will serve our communities now and in the future.

The Community Foundation created this fund to provide for the care and feeding of animals in Shasta and Siskiyou Counties.  Grants will be made to nonprofit organizations who promote animal welfare such as support for: vaccinations, spay and neuter services, animal rescue, animal rehabilitation and more.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 
  • The Fund awards grants primarily for the care and feeding of animals in Shasta and Siskiyou counties.
     
  • Grants are not awarded to or for:
        - Budget deficits  
        - Endowment funds or annual fund drives
        - Individuals
        - 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. 

 POPULAR SUPPORT



Projects that can demonstrate a strong volunteer component are encouraged to apply and generally receive preferential consideration in the grantmaking process.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate partial project funding from other sources.  Funding from a variety of entities demonstrates broad interest.

GRANT PROPOSAL COMPONENTS

 

The following items will be requested during the grant submission 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.
  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.
  6. Volunteers. Volunteer participation in proposed project.
II.  Project budget (list all anticipated project funds and services).

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 1-2 recent external communications about your organization – your communications with the community. 

VII. Optional, 1-2 related photos (only if they help 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. PACIFIC TIME 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hutchings at the Shasta Regional Community Foundation at 530-244­-1219 or amanda@shastarcf.org



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Amanda Hutchings at amanda@shastarcf.org.
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
4/01/2017
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
6/07/2017 8:00 PM