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Grants to California Nonprofits for Projects
to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rotary Club of Palo Alto

LOI Date:

11/20/20

Deadline Date:

01/18/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for projects that benefit the community. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Special consideration will be given to projects for which the funding source can be the primary funder. Projects must benefit the communities of Palo Alto or East Palo Alto.

This year, proposals are welcome that address COVID-related impacts on your organization, as well as programs that address diversity, equity, or other social justice needs in the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148932

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$40,000

Number of Grants:

10-15

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000.

Term of Contract:

Organizations that have received gifts from Rotary for two years in a row must wait a year before applying again. On occasion, the club may approve a multi-year program that provides financial and other support to an organization for two or more years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Applicants must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

-No grants will be made that benefit only one or a few individuals.

-You are encouraged to request funding for a specific program or project rather than general, unspecified support. The Foundation is especially interested in projects for which they can be the primary funder.

-While not necessary, the committee also encourages proposals that include an opportunity for active participation by Rotary Club members (a one-time activity such as a work or clean-up day or more ongoing work, such as tutoring, mentoring, providing consulting help, etc.)

- You must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. No grants will be made that benefit only one or a few individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

-To be considered for a grant, you must submit a one-page letter of interest no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020.

-After reviewing the letters of interest, on or about December 10th the Foundation anticipates inviting 10-15 organizations to submit more detailed proposals, which will be due on January 18, 2021. Final grant decisions will be announced in March, 2021.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please e-mail your letter of interest to rotarygrants@paweekly.com. Put the name of your organization in the subject line of the e-mail and then attach your one-page letter as a PDF or Word document to the email. Please make sure that the name of your organization is also at the top of the letter.

If you have questions about the grant process, you may contact Bill Johnson at (650) 223-6505.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Palo Alto and East Palo Alto

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