Foundation / Corporation
02/28/20 - Postmark date for Project and General Operating Support applications; Training Mini-Grant applications may be submitted at any time.
Grants ranging from $500 to $4,000 and grants of up to $40,000 to California nonprofit community-based organizations for grassroots efforts to promote positive social change in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Applications are invited from organizations working to address critical issues through community organizing.
Project and General Operating Support grants are offered for projects that grow social capital and enhance a community’s capacity to mobilize residents to solve problems.
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.
Grants are available for specific projects and general operating support. 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. Mini-Grants can cover training and coaching costs including registration fees, travel costs, and consultants and coaches.
GrantWatch ID#: 172777
Request of up to $40,000 per year 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 can be requested.
For Project and General Operating Support: One-year and two-year requests will be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
If you have an eligible project in Santa Barbara or Ventura Counties, the Foundation very much welcomes your phone calls or e-mails:
Claudia Armann, Executive Director
P.O. Box 24340
Ventura, CA 93002
USA: California: Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties