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Washington County Opportunity Fund

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

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Greater Salina Community Foundation - Washington County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/01/19 11:59 PM CST


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Grants to Washington County, Kansas nonprofit organizations and educational, governmental, and religious institutions to improve the local quality of life. For-profits and individuals working on a charitable community project may also apply. Focus areas include health and human services, education, environment, the arts, including visual and performance, and spirituality. Applications are open to a variety of community issues and target populations.

Unless stated otherwise, applications that benefit the greater good of the population or the community are preferred and are restricted to Washington County.

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.

Grants may be made to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 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).

Grants will not be awarded to projects that occur within the 6-8 weeks following the application deadline.

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-Application Information:

- Applications Open: February 1
- Applications Due: April 1

All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (CST) on the day of the deadline. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline. Applicants will be notified via email if they have been approved or denied for funding. Grant checks will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the grant application deadline.

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

Register and apply online:

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

For more information, contact Jessica Fuller, affiliate grants coordinator, at 785-823-1800.

If you need immediate assistance, you may also contact the host Foundation:
The Greater Salina Community Foundation
119 W. Iron Ave 8th Floor
P.O. Box 2876
Salina, KS 67402-2876
Fax (785) 823-9370

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Washington County