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Changing Needs Fund - Program Grant

Grants to Florida Nonprofits to Address
Local Community Needs due to COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Collier County

Deadline Date:

05/22/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs that address local community needs due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding is intended for general operating support and COVID-19 support. Eligible programs will benefit the residents of Collier County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184828

Number of Grants:

2-3 organizations will be funded in each category

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Awards range from $5,000 – $15,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- Applicant must be a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization serving Collier County, FL residents
- Applicant organization must be at least two years old from Effective Date of Exemption listed on the IRS letter of determination
- Applicant must have a Profile in the Nonprofit Directory.
- Applications must be relevant to Collier County.
- Applicants must agree to the Community Foundation’s Statement of Diversity.
- Applicants must agree to report back to the Community Foundation on relevant outcomes of funding.

The Foundation does not fund the following:
- Grants to individuals
- Conduit organizations that fund unrelated charities
- Political campaigns
- Lobbying
- Scholarly research
- Annual campaigns
- Event Sponsorships
- Team or sport travel
- Travel-related expenses
- Organizations not serving Collier County, Florida

Pre-proposal Conference:

In an effort to protect the health of the community, the Nonprofit Town Hall meeting on March 25 at 8 AM and 4 PM will now be a Webinar.

Pre-Application Information:

Upcoming 2020 grant cycle dates:
- Program Grants: open May 1 – 22

CFCC has simplified the application, moved up grant distributions from winter to the summer, will not request selection site visits for these grants, and will announce awards in late June. Funds will be distributed in late-July

Please contact Laura Simmelink prior to beginning an application if you have any questions about whether your program is eligible.

All applicants must complete a Profile in the Nonprofit Directory, a key resource for donors and committee members when reviewing your organization’s application. Please contact Dawn Grundeman if you need login credentials to create a new Profile or click “forgot password” if you need a new password. Your Nonproit profile is used as the cover page for your application.

Applicant must have matching funds of 25% cash or other as specified in the grant application description.

Community Needs Assessment information: https://www.cfcollier.org/collier-county-community-needs-assets-assessment/

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.grantrequest.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2faccountmanager.aspx%3fSA%3dAM%26sid%3d2277&SA=AM&sid=2277

Laura Simmelink, Senior Director of Programs
239-307-4514
lsimmelink@cfcollier.org

Dawn Grundeman
dgrundeman@cfcollier.org

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