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Grants to Coachella Valley Area, California Nonprofits,
Schools, and Agencies to Address Local Community Needs

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City of Indian Wells

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09/13/19 5:00 PM


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations, schools, municipalities, and other government entities for services or programs that address community needs in Indian Wells or the Coachella Valley region. The Funding Source generally accepts requests for new programs, services, or special projects, expansion of existing programs and services, or for the purchase of specific items necessary to provide services.

The City endeavors to support community-based organizations that possess expertise in offering valuable community services and programs that the City does not offer for its own citizens.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159566

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount of funding can be allocated at any level, and will be determined by committee and approved by the Indian Wells City Council based on the approved City budget for grant funding.

Term of Contract:

The Agreement is for the period of July 1 through June 30 of the following year. Services must be provided and funds must be disbursed during this time period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The decision-making process for agency funding allocations is based on several criteria, all of which should be considered in the agency's review. Determination of any funding received shall be based upon these requirements:

- All agency or groups (“Applicant”) must be tax-exempt, non-profit organizations as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or government entities such as schools or municipalities.
- The Applicant must be a community-based group, non-profit social agency, or area service provider that provides a program or service that benefits the residents of Indian Wells or the Coachella Valley at large.
- The Applicant requesting funding must be in existence for a minimum of five (5) years in order to be considered for funding by the Grants-in-Aid Committee.
- The applicant does not rely solely on community assistance funding to remain viable and the services would cost more to the City if the City provided them directly.
- The City may require proof of adequate and appropriate insurance coverage.

- Applicant requests will not be considered appropriate use of City’s Grants-in-Aid include: start-up costs, administrative costs, overhead costs, and fundraising costs.
- It is the City’s policy not to fund requests from Applicants for services that are normally supported by general tax dollars, represent a duplication of services which the City already provides funding or where the request comes from an applicant requesting funds for a service in another community, which is a type of service Indian Wells already funds for itself.
- Fundraising events and sponsorships of events do not qualify for Grants-in-Aid funding.
- Individuals are not eligible for funding through the City of Indian Wells Grants-in Aid program.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Educational workshops will be held on Thursday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at city hall in the Council Chambers. No rsvp is needed.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Additional dates:
November 2019: City Council approves funding.
December 2019: City processes approved funding.

Grants are awarded on a single year basis. Funds will be forwarded upon completion of a Funding Agreement and all applicable terms of that agreement.

No payment will be made for services rendered after June 30 of the designated year (any unused funds must be returned to the City of Indian Wells).

Contact Information:

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

Submit completed applications to:

City of Indian Wells
44950 Eldorado Dr.
Indian Wells, CA 92210

For questions, contact Peter Castro at

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