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The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits to
Address Community Needs

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The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation

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Grants to California nonprofit organizations for activities that address community needs in eligible counties. Funding is intended to promote charitable, educational, literary, religious, and scientific purposes. Previously funded charitable causes include social services for the homeless, low-income housing, and religious, public, and private school education. Eligible counties are located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

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GrantWatch ID#: 159672

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Proposals are only accepted from organizations that are exempt from filing federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that are also considered public charities under Sections 509(a)(1), 509(a)(2) and 170(b)(1)(A) of that code.

The following are not funded by the Foundation: (1) individuals, (2) organizations which do not have proof of current IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status AND classification as a public charity under Sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), or 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3), types I or II, (3) fiscal sponsors, (4) private foundations, and (5) organizations outside the nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.

In addition, the Foundation does not fund sponsorships or fund-raising events such as dinners, walk-a-thons, tournaments, fashion shows, etc., or lobbying and attempts to influence legislation.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests, with all required documents, must be received through the online application system no later than Friday August 14, 2020.

Due to the high submission of requests on or near the deadline day, only those requests received via online by Monday August 3, 2020 will be reviewed for completeness prior to the actual deadline date of Friday, August 14, 2020.

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


Rosa King, Program Officer or Jack Fitzpatrick, Executive Director
(650) 985-2080

455 Hickey Boulevard, Suite 509
Daly City, CA 94015

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