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Season for Sharing Grant

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits to Support Educational
Programs, Seniors, Children, and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com, Gannett Foundation, and Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Deadline Date:

10/19/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to Arizona nonprofits for educational programs and programs that benefit the elderly, children, and families. Organizations serving underserved and low-income children and families are given funding priority. Funding is intended primarily for organizations serving Maricopa and Pinal Counties.

Children and Families

This year, nonprofits that support abuse prevention and victims of domestic violence should apply under this category. That includes emergency shelter, housing, counseling, lay-legal advocacy, case management, crisis hotline, job training and education.

Grants in this category will also:
- Help prevent child abuse, find permanent placements and provide support for children in the foster care system.
- Offer free or low-cost food, including food banks and kids' meal programs.
- Help with emergency short-term shelter and long-term affordable housing.
- Solve short-term emergency needs including personal care or hygiene items, clothing, rental or utility assistance or disaster relief.
- Help with job training, and support under-employed youth and adults.

Education

Education grants will also support programs that:
- Enhance K-12 curriculum, including tutors and academic after-school programs.
- Provide back-to-school clothing, supplies and food programs.
- Ensure that students graduate high school prepared for college or work.
- Support adult and family literacy programs.

Older Adults

Grants in this category will support programs and services for the elderly including supportive services, assisted living services, Alzheimer’s support, access to free or low cost in-home or congregate meal programs and nutrition assistance, and recreational services.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 126185

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will range from $10,000 to $50,000.

If asking for a larger grant than last year's, the increase must not be more than 50 percent. First-year grants will be no more than $10,000. And no grant requests for less than $10,000 will be considered -- unless your agency received a grant last year and a 50 percent increase would be below $10,000. (Example: an increase from $5,000 to $7,500.)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Agency must be providing services in Arizona for a minimum of three years and, as a rule, have a minimum operating budget of $200,000 (can include in-kind support and must be reflected in profile budget or latest 990).
- Agency must not request more than 5 percent of total annual operating budget (including in-kind donations), and no more than 10 percent of total contributed annual income (excluding in-kind donations).
- Agency must be receiving income for proposed projects from multiple sources; Season for Sharing dollars cannot be the only source of funding.
- Agency can apply for one category only.

This year, Season for Sharing will not fund individual summer camp requests. Instead, Season for Sharing supports those programs as a collaborative funder for the Summer Youth Program Fund.

Traditionally, pilot programs are not funded.

Also ineligible:
- Programs that primarily support a specific disease, disability, illness or addiction and with a mission of funding medical or scientific research.
- Agencies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Religious organizations, churches, and programs that are purely denominational in purpose.
- Sports teams or sporting programs that are primarily recreational in purpose.
- Schools, including charter schools.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.
- Grant awards and decline letters will be emailed out by March 15, 2019.
- Thank You Thursday, March 21, 2019.

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.jlweb.co/prod1/portal/portal.jsp?c=4303310&p=7919503&g=7919523&_ga=1.184694121.1975965892.1442267722

For assistance regarding the online application, contact ACF's Competitive Grants Management Team at grants@azfoundation.org or 602-381-1400.

For guidance on whether your agency is qualified, contact Republic community relations director Stacy Sullivan at 602-444-8749 or ssullivan@azcentral.com.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Primary geographic focus areas are Maricopa and Pinal Counties