Grant Awards – $500 to $5,000
- There is one grantmaking cycle per year.
- Organizations may receive one grant per 12-month funding cycle.
- A maximum of 30 projects will be funded each year.
At least one representative, of the group/organization seeking funding consideration, is required to attend a Grantseeker Orientation session prior to application submission. The orientation supports potential grantees in the application process and provides an opportunity to connect with Foundation staff and peer groups. Grantseekers must attend annually to maintain eligibility.
Grantseekers can take advantage of staff and Resident Council members available to provide edits and an in-depth technical review of your Neighborhood SUCCESS application prior to its submission. 76% of grantseekers who utilize this resource receive funding. Give your project the best chance of success by letting our team review it. Multiple dates at convenient locations are shared at the Grantseeker Orientations.
Deadline for 2018 funding consideration is Tuesday, January 16 at 5:00 p.m.
If you believe that your project aligns with our strategic priorities and fits within our eligibility criteria, the 2018 Neighborhood SUCCESS grant application will be available Fall 2017 with complete submission instructions.
Grantseekers are required to match the amount they are seeking with contributions that may include:
- Volunteer labor, valued at $24.14 (http://www.independentsector.org/volunteer_time)
- In-kind donations of goods and services
Resident Council Review
The Resident Council, consisting of area residents, represents the diverse cultures and ideas expressed in the community. The Resident Council reviews grant applications based on program established criteria and goals as well as supporting documentation, including quotes, estimates and letters of support.
Grantseekers should be responsive to invitations for a conversation/interview as well as a request for additional information.
Grantseekers will be notified of award decisions within one month of the application deadline.