The fund encourages and enables projects that strengthen our community by addressing underprivileged children’s educational needs, basic material needs and appreciation of nature. The fund considers funding for special projects and general operating support.
The following are representative but not exclusive examples of projects:
- Projects or programs directly relating to children’s issues, including children’s education, especially with an emphasis on preschool or elementary school children
- Educational programs that emphasize an appreciation of nature
- Summer day camps or other camping programs provided by organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YWCA and YMCA
- Projects that help children meet their needs for food, clothing, shelter, energy and/or health care, either in crisis and emergency situations or by planning for sustained stability
- Special projects or programs co-sponsored by organizations such as the Hartley Nature Center or other groups with strong interests in developing an appreciation of nature
- Special projects or programs co-sponsored by organizations such as the YMCA, the YWCA or other groups with strong interests in helping underprivileged children
- Nature activities or environmental awareness programs
- Educational materials such as books or day care center equipment for organizations such as the YWCA Child Care Center or the Benedictine Preschool
- Projects or programs for children with physical disabilities or visual impairments that improve quality of life, maximize self-sufficiency or foster integration into all aspects of life
To be eligible to apply for funding, an organization must:
- Be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or classified as an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor classified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or an organization under Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Be located in or provide service to residents in the Twin Ports area
Grants generally range from $1,000 to $5,000.
- Application available March 1-April 3, 2023 (due by 5 p.m.)
- Project begin date: July 1 or later.
- If awarded, funds would be available in July. Notifications will be emailed at the end of June.