Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for programs and projects that serve families, children, and youth. There is a special emphasis on at-risk and underrepresented populations. Proposals must fall within one of the following areas of focus: Latinx and Hispanic Heritage, Healthy Living, Hockey Fights Cancer, Holiday Assist, Education, Black History, Equality, Environmental Awareness, Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage or Pride. Eligible applicants serve the Bay Area.
Programs are annually run and have set parameters; usually a subdivision of a non-profit, it is a service they provide. Program examples (not limited to):
When a non-profit applies for program funding, they are putting their name in the running for various fundraising opportunities provided by the Sharks Foundation during the course of the year. The Sharks Foundation will assign the type of funding to a non-profit based on recommendations from the grant review committee and the Foundation's discretion. Non-profits selected for funding will be designated one of the avenues below as determined by the Sharks Foundation:
A project is typically a one-time execution and one-time cost. Examples (not limited to):
If you apply under this category, you must provide a budget and timeline that will become contractually binding if your project is approved. Proposals should offer a volunteer opportunity for Sharks staff/partners to be involved. The volunteer opportunity, groundbreaking date, or project completion date must fall within the campaign month for which focal area you are applying.
Estimated Size of Grant:
Funding must be used by July 1, 2023
Program Funding Application: https://sharksfoundation.wufoo.com/forms/202223-program-funding-application/
Project Grant Application: https://sharksfoundation.wufoo.com/forms/202122-project-grant-application/
If you are interested in a playground build, please apply with the Foundation's community partner KABOOM! by clicking here: https://apply.kaboom.org/.
For questions about the application or application process, email SharksFoundation@sharksfoundation.org.