Foundation / Corporation
09/14/20 - Postmark date for Project and General Operating Support applications; Training Mini-Grant applications may be submitted at any time.
Grants of up to $4,000 and grants of up to $40,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for projects to create economic and social justice in underserved populations. Applicants must submit an initial inquiry prior to applying. Eligible projects must be in Santa Barbara or Ventura counties.
The Foundation funds projects that mobilize affected populations to create social and economic justice. Projects should be initiated and led by economically and politically disenfranchised groups including low-income, working poor, and marginalized individuals. Empowerment of the economically and politically marginalized and inclusion of such people in an organization’s leadership structure is a requirement for funding.
Project & General Operating Support grants are offered for projects that grow social capital and enhance a community’s capacity to mobilize residents to solve problems.
Project requests may include expenses related to specific initiatives or projects –including staff– while general operating support requests can cover project and overhead expenses for an organization that is exclusively focused on community organizing. Grant budgets may also include some costs related to capacity building activities.
Training Mini-Grant Program
The goal of the Training Mini-Grant program is to support organizational capacity to mobilize residents to act collectively for systemic change. Grants can be used to access community organizing and social justice-oriented trainings and coaching opportunities. This program is open to current McCune Foundation grantees, as well as to other community groups serving Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties that meet the eligibility guidelines above.
GrantWatch ID#: 172777
Requests up to $40,000 will be considered and grants generally will not be made for more than 50 percent of a project budget. Grants to first-time applicants to the Foundation will generally be for $10,000 or less.
Training Mini-Grant Program - Grants between $500 – $4,000. Mini-grants can cover up to 75% of the training costs, with the applicant allocating funds for the balance from other sources.
One-year and two-year requests per year will be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Initial Inquiries must be sent to
the McCune Foundation
P.O. Box 24340
Ventura, CA 93002-4340
Claudia Armann, Executive Director
USA: California: Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties
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