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Friends of Seniors

Grants to California Nonprofits for
Programs for Seniors in El Dorado County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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El Dorado Community Foundation - Friends of Seniors

Deadline Date:

04/30/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofits for projects that will enhance programs and services for seniors in eligible communities. Funding may be used towards programs that support the wellness, dignity, life enrichment, and independence of local seniors and their caregivers through advocacy and financial assistance. All programs should benefit residents of El Dorado County.

Higher priority is given to applications that successfully address the following topics:
-Capacity of the Organization – how well do the organization’s board, volunteers and staff demonstrate the skills, experience, and commitment to carry out the proposed project?
- Organization Mission and Funding Focus – to what extent does the project relate to both the organization’s core mission and the grant fund's focus?
- Need for Project – is the grant addressing a relevant need in El Dorado County, has the need been demonstrated and is the organization qualified to meet the need?
- Objectives and Methods – does this project have clear and measurable goals that will result in a meaningful improvement to our community?
- Budget and Project Sustainability – is the project budget realistic and will the project be sustainable after an investment from the Foundation?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144280

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations and local government agencies may apply.

If your organization received grant funding from Friends of Seniors in 2017, you are not eligible to
apply again until 2019.

The Foundation will not make competitive grants for:
- Debt reduction
- Fundraising events
- Religious activities
- Political campaigns

Pre-Application Information:

All applications are due by 5:00 pm, April 30, 2018. Grant applicants will be notified of their grant’s status by May 31, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Send the completed application by mail or email to:
Friends of Seniors
P.O. Box 564
Placerville, CA 95667

Questions, please contact:
Kathi Lishman at (530) 626-6323 or

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: El Dorado County