The criteria that follow relate to each of the program areas listed above and offer guidance to prospective applicants. Proposed projects should:
The Foundation will not consider proposals for support of projects to assist with any of the following:
In all program areas, the Foundation makes a limited number of grants for capital improvements, fixtures, and remodeling, retrofitting, and building new structures. In projects involving the building of a new facility or other large-scale capital endeavors, we typically make these grants only during the closing phases when a substantial portion of the required funds are already in hand.
No grants are made to individuals or to entities that have not been recognized as federally tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation considers requests from 501(c) 3 organizations and from governmental entities or agencies such as schools, fire departments, and libraries.
The minimum grant awarded by the Foundation is $5,000. We rarely make grants of up to $50,000 for a single year or make multi-year grants.