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Charlotte Community Foundation Grant

Grants to Charlotte County, Florida Nonprofits and Agencies
for Arts, Animal Welfare, Education, and Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF)

Deadline Date:

07/27/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Charlotte County, Florida nonprofit organizations and government agencies to positively impact local communities. Program areas include arts and culture, animal welfare, education and training, youth, health and wellness, community development, human and social services, and veterans programming.

As a facilitator of philanthropy, the Charlotte Community Foundation (CCF) places a top priority on annual grant making. The Foundation seeks to support local nonprofit organizations through investments that will have the greatest possible positive impact on the citizens of Charlotte County. These investments are designed to enhance nonprofit programs or services that will deliver measurable improvements in output and a demonstrable outcome for those served. The Foundation also encourages partnerships and collaborations between local organizations to maximize the collective impact of its grant making. The Foundation’s goal is to make the biggest difference possible given the amount of funds invested.

Foundation Mission:

The mission of the Charlotte Community Foundation is to connect people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation serves and local community and is focused on stimulating private and public philanthropy dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Charlotte County, strengthening the community's nonprofit organizations and supporting projects, programs and services that address the community’s most urgent needs.

Grant Making Focus/Priorities:

The Charlotte Community Foundation awards individual grants to nonprofits for programs / services that address specific identified needs of the community and which will demonstrate a measurable and positive impact for Charlotte County residents.

Consideration is given to the following in determining the merits and priority of an application for funding:
-Programs / services proposed are community priorities and factual and/or statistical information exists that supports the priority.
-Programs / services address emerging community needs, answer existing ones more effectively, or allow for a wider constituency.
-Programs /services does not duplicate and is distinctive from other existing efforts.
-The nonprofit possesses the capability to achieve the programs / services expected results.
-The expected outcomes are clearly defined, measurable and will be documented.
-The programs / services degree of potential impact to the community or specific constituents.
-Programs / services include a partnership or collaboration between organizations which results in innovative solutions and stronger results.
-Programs / services have secured or are likely to secure additional funding.
-Programs / services can demonstrate evidence of strategic growth towards future program / service sustainability.

2018 Community Investment Grant Focus Areas:

$1,000 - $7,500 Community Investment Grants:

-Animal Care and Welfare: Focused on the well-being, proper care and safety of animals.

-Arts and Culture: Focused on the utilization of the arts for positive expression of self, use as healing or self -improvement, or community beatification and enhancement.

-Education/Training - Early Childhood and School Readiness: Focused on providing children (1 mo-6 yrs.) with quality early childhood and preschool programs concentrating on school readiness, parent involvement and the importance of reading for literacy development.

-Education/Training - Economic and Workforce Development: Focused on improving readiness and qualification for employment in the industries of Construction, Education, Health, Leisure and Hospitality and the trades.

-Education/Training - K-12th Grade: Focused on providing the resources needed to assist students to achieve and exceed educational standards and measurements.

-Teen Programs: Focused on providing at risk teen (Age 13-19) mentoring, employment readiness, drug and alcohol addiction prevention, development of positive self-esteem & mental health and social interaction.

-Health and Wellness: Focused on assisting low-income / at-risk individuals to have access to adequate nutrition, medication and medical care, and independent living.

-Community Development Focused on developing resources and services that are accessible and relevant to a wide range of residents.

-Human and Social Services: Specific to Senior Citizens and underprivileged Senior Citizens.

$1,000 - $10,000 Community Investment Grants:

The following grants have been made available by an anonymous donor through the establishment of two Field of Interest Funds.

-Youth Programs: Programs focused on assisting school age children of low-income families to acquire educational opportunities, to have adequate food and to enable them to access after school and other enrichment programs that their families may otherwise be unable to afford.

-Veterans Programs: Programs focused on assisting Veterans transition from military to civilian life, including helping them acquire jobs or job training and providing temporary assistance with food, shelter, clothing and other personal need expenses or supplies that they would otherwise be unable to afford.

Nonprofits can apply for both $1,000 - $7,500 AND $1,000 - $10,000 Grants for same or different programs.

CCF Community Investment Grants WILL support: program/service delivery and equipment

Program / service delivery and equipment expenses could include but are not limited to:
-Program supplies that are fundamental to the delivery of the program / service which directly impacts a community need.
-Part-Time, periodic wages that are fundamental to the delivery of a specific short-term program or service.
-Equipment required in order to provide a program / service that directly addresses a community need.

CCF Community Investment Grants WILL NOT support Administrative Overhead:

Administrative Overhead: An expense that nonprofits require in order to keep the business running to conduct day-to-day operations. These expenses are considered overhead and WILL NOT be funded.

Examples of Administrative Overhead:
-Accounting fees, advertising, insurance, legal fees, strategic planning, general office supplies, rent, repairs, taxes, telephone bills, travel expenditures and utilities, etc. These are costs that support the nonprofit's daily functions and are NOT DIRECTLY RELATED to program delivery for the benefit of those in need in the community.
-Cost for Salaries/ Wages, which will exist regardless of the program's existence. Ex: Executive Director, Office Administrator, Marketing Director, Accountant.

Additional Consideration will be awarded for the following:
-Current Agency Fund Partner with CCF.
-Collaboration with other Nonprofit(s) or Governmental Agency(s).
-Matching funds have been or will be secured.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152903

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Charlotte Community Foundation awards individual grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Grant Awards of $1,000 - $7,500 will be awarded for the following categories:
-Animal Care and Welfare
-Arts and Culture
-Community Development
-Education / Training: Early Childhood and School Readiness (1Month-6 Yrs.) o Economic and Workforce Development; K-12th Grade; Teen Programs (13 – 19 years)
-Health and Wellness
-Human and Social Services specific to Senior Citizens and underprivileged Senior Citizens

Grant Awards of $1,000 - $10,000 will be awarded for the following categories:
-Veterans Programs
-Youth Programs (School Age)

Term of Contract:

Grant funding will be expended within one calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

CCF CI Grants are made to Nonprofit 501 (C)(3) charitable organizations or Governmental Organizations as described in 501(c)(1) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code that have been in existence for at least two years and whose focus is in one of the priority areas listed above.

In addition to the focus areas and priorities mentioned previously, the Foundation will evaluate each grant request based on evidence of the following:
-A current 501(C)(3) status. OR
-Governmental Organization as described in 501(c)(1) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC.
-Location in and/or primary service to residents in Charlotte County.
-Governance by a volunteer board of directors of which the majority live or work in Charlotte County.
-Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and sustainability.
-Submission of all information requested on Grant application.
-Willingness to provide additional information as deemed necessary for grant decision.

Additional Exclusions – CCF CI Grants WILL NOT support:
-Annual Campaigns
-Fraternal organizations, societies or orders
-Grants to Individuals
-Advancement of a particular religion or faith
-Lobbying or similar activities
-Political organizations or campaigns
-Scholarly Research
-Event Sponsorships

Pre-Application Information:

CCF will be accepting applications for Community Investment Grant requests from 9:00 a.m. on June 27 through 5:00 p.m. July 27, 2018.

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://charlottecommunityfoundationgrants.awardspring.com

Charlotte Community Foundation
227 Sullivan Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

(941) 637-0077
ccf@charlottecf.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Charlotte County