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The Conrad Prebys Foundation Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits for
Charitable Projects and Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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The Conrad Prebys Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/05/21 5:00 PST


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for projects and activities that benefit the community. Funding will be awarded to programs in the areas of animal conservation, youth development, performing and visual arts, healthcare, medical research, higher education (including vocational and trade school education), and other charitable purposes in San Diego.

Geographic Focus

The Conrad Prebys Foundation primarily makes grants to organizations located within San Diego, CA. They selectively make grants in other parts of the country, but very rarely approve unsolicited applications from beyond San Diego County.

Types of Requests

The Foundation reviews requests for general operating funds, program support, technology/equipment, scholarship funds, new strategic initiatives, capital campaigns/projects, and occasionally multi-year grants. For capital requests, additional documentation is required.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192604

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are to be expended as soon as possible and within 12 months of grant award notification (with the exception of multi-year grants), consistent with the budget, schedule, and conditions presented in the proposal.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, your organization must be a tax-exempt charitable organization in good standing, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation does not make grants to:
-Endowments or endowment campaigns
-Private foundations or other regranting organizations
-Debt retirement or to cover past operating deficits
-Unsolicited requests for special event or gala sponsorship
-Any type of activity intended to support candidates for political office or influence legislation
-Religious or doctrinal purposes, although faith-based organizations may apply for program support in one of the focus areas

Pre-Application Information:

Winter 2020-21
- LOI Deadline*: October 30, 2020
- Notification of LOI Decision: Late November 2020
- Grant Application Deadline: Mid-December 2020
- Grant Announcement + Funds Received: February 2021
*The LOI deadline ends at 5:00 pm PST

Summer 2021
- LOI Deadline*: March 5, 2021
- Notification of LOI Decision: Early April 2021
- Grant Application Deadline: Early May 2021
- Grant Announcement + Funds Received: July 2021
*The LOI deadline ends at 5:00 pm PST

Start the application process by submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for The Foundation's consideration.

The Foundation will consider awarding matching grants.

Application Process/Deadlines:
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Contact Information:

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

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The Conrad Prebys Foundation
1660 Hotel Circle North, Suite 710
San Diego, CA 92108

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Diego

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