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Community Impact Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Areas for Capacity Building,
Professional Development, and to Address Community Needs

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Community Foundation for San Benito County (CFFSBC)

Deadline Date:

04/28/21 11:59 PM PDT


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for capacity building, professional development, and programs to improve the quality of life for local residents. Professional development activities should address diversity, equity, and inclusion. The program is intended for applicants in San Benito County.

The 2021 Community Impact Grants will focus on Capacity Building and/or Leadership Development. Successful grant proposals will demonstrate the greatest likelihood of achieving measurable results in building organizational capacity and may include general operating expenses, if a compelling need is presented. The Foundation will also accept grant proposals for leadership development that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion with projects that address organizational racism and systemic structural inequities through leadership development and organized efforts to evolve organization policies and practices to include recruiting and retaining talented staff of color.

In addition to Capacity Building Grants the Grants Committee will also fund projects which include the following values and criteria:

  • Creates a positive impact in areas of demonstrated need within San Benito County
  • Supports diversity of the community with fairness and respect
  • Addresses significant community issues
  • Strengthens organizational capacity and accountability
  • Encourages collaboration and coordination of service delivery
  • Leverages financial opportunities from other funders and individuals
  • Boosts management capacity to execute the project to conclusion with effectiveness
  • Provides a concise plan for project evaluation and documented sustainability
  • Demonstrates significant financial need and avoids duplication of service

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159367

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations located in and/or serving San Benito County may apply.

In general, CFFSBC will not fund the following:
- Organizations that discriminate by age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation
- Programs that benefit a specific individual
- Fraternal or service organizations, unless in support of specific programs open to or benefiting the entire community
- Salaries or operating expenses of schools, government departments and agencies or related organizations
- Nonprofit organizations that spend more than 25% of their revenue on management, overhead, or fundraising costs
- Fundraising events such as annual campaigns, walk-a-thons, tournaments, fashion shows, dinners, and auctions
- Private foundations or fundraising organizations
- Organizations and programs designed to support political activities
- Organizations located outside San Benito County unless for a specific program benefiting residents within San Benito County
- Pay off existing obligations or enable funding of reserve accounts
- Endowment funds
- Scholarships, fellowships, travel grants, and academic, technical or specialized research
- Programs that are completed or nearly completed
- Applications for grant requests that far exceed a reasonable proportion to the applicant’s financial scale
- Organizations that are not run or governed by a responsible group of at least four persons
- Routine funding that others can or will do
- Failure to provide follow-up reports or comply with requirements of prior grants
- Requests greater than 50% of the proposed project/program budget

Pre-Application Information:

- Period Opens: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
- Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
- Decisions Announced: Friday, May 28, 2021
- Funding Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 2021

Contact Information:

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

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Community Foundation for San Benito County
829 San Benito St #200
Hollister, CA 95023

Ph: 831.630.1924

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