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2018 Women’s Giving Fund (WGF) Grants

Grant to a Summit County, Utah Nonprofit for a High-Impact
Project Serving Women and Children in Need

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Park City Community Foundation - Women’s Giving Fund (WGF)

Conf. Date:

01/04/18

Deadline Date:

02/08/18

Description:

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Grant of $30,000 to a Summit County, Utah nonprofit organization working to positively impact local women and children in need. This program will annually support one high-impact project that results in measurable outcomes. The project should be transformative in a way that alters a community, changes lives, or addresses a root issue, rather than acting as a temporary solution.

The scale of impact may vary based on a nonprofit’s size. Collaboration within the community is encouraged.

Applicants must:
-Demonstrate need with relevant data and facts
-Demonstrate attainable goals and objectives, which include a timeline for implementation
-Demonstrate an ability to measure and evaluate the program/project and communicate its outcomes to the WGF membership if awarded the grant

Grants may support program/project costs, capital projects and equipment, consulting services, matching funds, technical assistance, and joint requests from multiple applicants (collaborations).

Review Criteria:

The WGF Grants Committee will use the following criteria to review applications. These criteria are not exclusive, and the Committee and Board of Directors reserve the right to use their own best judgment when making grant awards.

Needs Assessment and Potential Impact Indicator (either of the following):
-Applicant demonstrates program/project addresses a significant community need for women and/or children.
-Or: Applicant demonstrates the project/program contributes to a vibrant and unique community that benefits women and/or children.

Strategically Planned Approach Indicators:
-Goals, objectives, activities/services, and timeline reflect the applicant’s ability to conceptualize the specific project and offer a realistic plan for its completion
-The project/program will either be complete at the end of the grant period or has a sound financial and programmatic strategy for continuing operations beyond the grant period

Significant Results and Benefits Indicator:
-Plan to measure and evaluate project/program outcomes (quantitative and/or qualitative) is well articulated

Organizational Capacity and Staff Qualifications Indicators:
-Well-run, financially sound organization, with 100% board financial support
-Strong community support for organization and projects (e.g., diversity of funding sources, community resources, volunteers, number of diverse participants in the program/project, inclusion of local residents on the board)
-Effective and efficient delivery of program services
-History of collaboration and partnership; works in concert with other entities, including nonprofits, for-profits, and government
-Qualified, experienced staff, stable management, diverse source of revenues, evidence of good stewardship of funds

Project/Program Budget Indicators:
-Budget reasonableness, demonstrates that WGF grant funds are necessary and will be spent primarily on programs and services, leverages other funds/funding sources, has plan for sustainability

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155044

Number of Grants:

One grantee will be chosen per year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The 2018 WGF Grant award amount will be approximately $30,000.

Term of Contract:

Funding can be awarded in one year, but disbursed over 1-3 years depending on outcomes achieved. Funds must be used within 3 years of receiving the grant.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
-Qualify as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
-Serve women and/or children of Summit County

Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which have applied to the IRS for such status, may apply. Receipt letter from the IRS of application is required at time of application to Park City Community Foundation. Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which are operating under an organization qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization, may apply separately if they have their own advisory board and have the written consent of the qualified organization. In that case, the application must contain a letter of agreement between the two organizations, which sets forth the responsibilities of each organization.

Current Restrictions:
Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits; sponsorships, dinners, or one-time events; unrestricted or general operating support; fellowships or other grants to individuals; loans; litigation; political or marketing campaigns; endowment funds; graduate and post-graduate research; or for purposes that further political or religious doctrine.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An open meeting for prospective applicants is scheduled for January 4, 3:30 PM in Classroom 1B, Blair Education Center, Park City Hospital. Attendance is optional.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Process and Timeline 2018:
-January 3: Grant application process opens
-January 4, 3:30 PM: Open meeting (attendance optional) for prospective applicants
-February 8: Application deadline
-March 14: Semifinalists selected
-April 2-4: Site visits to semifinalists
-April 20: Finalists selected
-June 4-18: WGF member voting
-July (date TBD): Announce grant recipient at grant award celebration
-January 2019: Evaluation – six-month site visit
-July 2019: Evaluation – brief presentation at grant award event

Contact Information:

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

Ollie Wilder, Community Impact Director
435-214-7475
ollie@parkcitycf.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah: Summit County