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Seeds of Strength Grant

Grants to Georgetown, Texas Nonprofits for Arts and Culture,
Families, Health, and Financial and Educational Security

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Seeds of Strength

Conf. Date:

10/16/19

LOI Date:

11/14/19

Deadline Date:

02/06/20

Description:

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to Georgetown, Texas nonprofit organizations to benefit the local community. Applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to address social issues and critical needs of the community through program support, capital expenses or a combination of the two. Areas of interest include arts and culture, family, financial and educational security, and health and well-being.

Applicants must demonstrate how their program goals and outcomes will impact one of Seeds of Strength’s Areas of Interest:
- Health and Well-Being- Support programs and projects that positively impact the mental, and/or physical health and well-being of individuals.
- Family- Support programs and projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families.
- Education/Financial Security- Support programs and projects that enhance personal knowledge and improve financial stability.
- Arts and Culture- Support programs that will ensure that art and culture are relevant and engaging to the citizens of Georgetown, such as programs that focus on individual development, quality of life, and provide an economic impact to the community and to those who visit.
- A new or existing program that targets a specific need.
- Capital expenditures that are a part of the new or existing program.
- Operating costs that are part of the new or existing program.
- A program supported by one organization or by a collaboration of two or more organizations.

Seeds of Strength will fund capital expenditures (e.g., capital improvements to property and the purchase of fixed assets), program expense (including salaries) or a combination thereof.

For information on Funding Priorities please see: https://seedsofstrength.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ELIGIBILITY-REQUIREMENTS.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143919

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request amounts range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Seeds of Strength requires that the organization uses the full amount of the grant funding within 12 months of the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit applicants must:
- Be incorporated in the State of Texas.
- Be classified as a “Public Charity” with tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Provide services to individuals residing within the Greater Georgetown zip codes: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633, 78634, 78673, and 78674.
- Determine the grant request amount ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
- Apply for only one grant.
- Follow all Seeds of Strength’s grant procedures and meet all deadlines.

Note: Alternate-year funding is being implemented this grant cycle. This means that an organizationawarded a grant in 2019 may not apply for a grant in 2020.

For additional information including a list of ineligible expenses please see: https://seedsofstrength.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ELIGIBILITY-REQUIREMENTS.pdf

Pre-proposal Conference:

- Letter Of Intent And Grant Process Information Session:
October 16, 2019 1:00-3:00pm

Prospective grant applicants are encouraged to attend the LOI and Grant Process Information Session. At this session, the focus will be on the specifics of the LOI and grants process. All potential applicants, whether or not they have applied previously, are strongly encouraged to attend to ensure they are aware of all the guidelines. RSVP is required.

- Grant Application Information Session:
January 8, 2020 1:00-3:00pm

Applicants are encouraged to attend our Grants Information Session scheduled on January 8, 2020 at 1:00- 3:00pm. The focus will be on specifics of the grant application including writing the narrative and successfully completing the budget. RSVP is required.

Pre-Application Information:

Seeds of Strength solicits grant proposals in the fall, evaluates the proposals January through April, and awards grants in May.

The 2020 grant cycle will start accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from nonprofit agencies on October 1, 2019.

Step 1: Submit A Letter Of Intent (LOI):
- Organizations are required to only use Seeds of Strength’s LOI Template when completing the LOI. No other means of submitting the LOI will be accepted. The LOI Template, supporting budget and required attachments will need to be submitted via email no later than Thursday, November 14, 2019 by 5:00pm.
- Seeds of Strength will acknowledge each LOI received within 24 hours.

Step 2. Program Grant Application:
- Seeds of Strength accepts Grant Applications by invitation only. The grant application and supporting attachments must be submitted via email No Later Than Thursday, February 6, 2020 by 5:00pm.
- Seeds of Strength will acknowledge each Grant Application received within 24 hours. The Grants Committee will evaluate each Grant Application and identify finalists by mid-April. All applicants will be notified even if they are not selected.

Step 3: Site Visit
- The Grants Chair will notify selected organizations and coordinate arrangements for a scheduled 60-90 minute site visit.

Step 4: Finalists Attend Seeds Of Strength’s Annual Voting And Awards Event
- Finalists will be selected by mid-to-late April. They will receive guidelines for making presentations to the Seeds of Strength membership at the Annual Voting and Awards event in early May.
- Finalists will make a timed presentation to the Seeds of Strength membership at the Annual Voting and Awards event. The presentation should focus on the organization’s proposed program or project. Following the presentations, Seeds of Strength members will vote, votes will be counted, and grant recipients will be announced.

Organizations are allowed to submit only one application per year and must select one Area of Interest when completing the LOI to verify compliance with funding criteria.

Contact Information:

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

Email LOI to grants@seedsofstrength.org

Seeds of Strength
116 8th Street, Suite 203
Georgetown, TX 78626

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USA: Texas: Georgetown zip codes: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633, 78634, 78673, and 78674

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