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Washington County Opportunity Fund

Grants to Washington County, Kansas Nonprofits
and Agencies to Improve the Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Salina Community Foundation - Washington County Community Foundation

Conf. Date:

02/15/18

Deadline Date:

04/01/18 11:59 PM CST

Description:

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Grants to Washington County, Kansas nonprofit organizations and educational, governmental, and religious institutions to improve the local quality of life. Focus areas include health and human services, education, environment, the arts (visual and performance), and spirituality. Applications are open to a variety of issues and target populations.

For-profits and individuals working on a charitable community project may also apply.

The Foundation offers the following types of support:

- Project or program support: Supports specific projects or programs that are often linked to an organization’s service
- Operating or general support: Supports the work of an organization from administrative expenses to program costs
- Endowments: A permanent gift to be invested to provide income for continued support for an organization
- Seed money: To establish or initiate a new project, program or organization. Seed money can cover salaries and other operating expenses of a new project (also known as start-up funds).
- Capacity building: Activities that strengthen an organization and help it fulfill its mission either through staff and equipment, new building or renovation, publications, training and convening.
- Capital: Supports construction or renovation of a facility

Although the Board will consider a request for funding that is the same or similar to a previously approved grant, preference will be given to new and innovative grant requests. The Foundation will also consider if the program, project or organization for which funding is requested is sustainable.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 135991

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply as well as groups and individuals working on a charitable community project. For-profit organizations will not be considered unless the request is for a charitable project. Grants will be limited to projects within Washington County.

Nonprofit organizations include 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, educational, government, or religious institutions.

Individuals or organizations that do not fall into those categories that wish to apply for a grant that is for a charitable purpose must follow expenditure responsibility as outlined in the Grant Making and Due Diligence Policies and Guidelines (see Supporting Documents).

Not Funded:
-Political projects of any kind.
-Organizations or projects that practice discrimination by race, color, creed, gender, age, or national origin.
-Operating deficits or retirement of debt.

Pre-proposal Conference:

To assist applicants with the grant writing process, the community foundation is hosting a free grant writing workshop at 6:00 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Linn American Legion. Katy Kitchen, director of regional affiliates at the Greater Salina Community Foundation, will offer helpful tips on how to submit a strong grant application. Dinner will be provided.

Attendees should RSVP by February 5, 2018 using the link in Contact Information below.

For more information, see:
http://www.washingtoncountycf.org/community-foundation-to-offer-spring-grants-free-workshop/

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due online by April 1, 2018 by 11:59 PM CST. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

Grant Guidelines:
http://www.washingtoncountycf.org/grant-guidelines/

How to Apply:
http://www.washingtoncountycf.org/search-apply-for-a-grant/

Online Application FAQs:
http://washingtoncountycf.org/grants-faqs/

Watch a Registration Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE

Watch an Application Tutorial:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8P9ImR-APIbOVI5YVBFUWpXbnc/view?usp=sharing

Contact Information:

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

RSVP for the workshop by February 5, 2018 at http://bit.ly/WashWorkshop2018 or email admin@linncomm.org.

Contact Janelle Wohler at 785-348-5551 with questions.

Register and apply online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=3QVk173peTkRBzyRBml50A2

General Contact Information:
(785) 325-2202
grants@gscf.org

Washington County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 24
Washington, KS 66968

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Washington County