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Field-of-Interest Funds - Community Resiliency and Preparedness Fund

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies to
Improve Disaster Preparedness in Eligible Regions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Mendocino County (CFMC)

Deadline Date:

02/26/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that improve disaster preparedness in eligible regions. Eligible project types include service continuity projects, community resiliency projects, and disaster preparedness projects. Projects must benefit residents of Mendocino County.

The goal of the Fund is to support effective, realistic, and coordinated planning, reduce duplication of efforts, and increase the overall effectiveness of disaster preparedness activities in the community. These efforts can help minimize the impact of disasters on the community and result in saving more lives and safeguarding livelihoods during any disaster situation, enabling affected residents to return to a normal lifestyle as quickly as possible, and for the community to be stronger and more resilient afterwards.

To see the criteria for potential projects, see Page 5 of the guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184729

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$100,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant range: $1,000 - $10,000

Term of Contract:

Projects and/or activities supported by a Field-of-Interest grant should be concluded by March 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

City and county entities will be considered on a request-by-request basis. All other applicant organizations must:
• Serve residents of Mendocino County. Applicants not headquartered in Mendocino County must ensure that all grant dollars requested are spent within the County;
• Be legally chartered in California and in possession of determination letter from the IRS declaring the organization a public charity that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3); or be a school district, tribe, or special district (e.g. community services, recreation, fire protection); or have an aligned mission with a fiscal sponsor;
• Have two years of operational history;
• Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Applicants may not use grants for:
• Political contributions or to support political campaigns or lobbying;
• Influencing the outcome of or participate in any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive;
• Purposes other than those which are religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational within the meaning of Section 170 (c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code;
• Purposes other than those stated in the grant award.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for Submission: February 26, 2021 by 5:00 pm

Grant proposals for $5,000 or more will have two stages of review: an initial review and a virtual site visit. Applicants whose proposals are not competitive after the initial round of review will be notified by March 15, 2021. Those who make it to the second round of review may expect a site visit in March by members of the review committee and staff of the Community Foundation. A site visit is in no way a guarantee of funding.

Grants recipients will be notified of award by April 15, 2021. The Community Foundation Board of Directors makes the final awards and is under no obligation to award all of the funds available, or requested.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least five days in advance of the deadline to resolve any technical difficulties or unforeseen internet connectivity issues. If an applicant would like a staff review, application drafts must be available by February 19.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=mendocinocountygrants

Amy Lutz, Grants Administrator
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County
204 S. Oak Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
amy@communityfound.org
707-468-9882 x 104

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