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The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation Grants

Grants to San Francisco Bay Area, California
Nonprofits to Benefit Local Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 Receipt


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Grants to San Francisco Bay Area, California nonprofit organizations to support charitable, literary, educational, and religious activities benefitting local communities. Applications will be considered form organizations serving Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma Counties.

The Foundation has supported numerous charitable causes over the years, from supporting educational institutions to social services for the homeless, low-income housing, and religious, public, and private school education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159672

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation only accepts requests 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 Foundation’s geographic restrictions are to organizations located within the 9 Counties of the greater San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

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:

Applications and proposals are encouraged throughout the year. However, due to the high submission of requests on or near the deadline day, only those requests received via online by Friday August 4, 2017 will be reviewed for completeness prior to the actual deadline date.

Your grant request, with all required documents, must be received through the online application system no later than Tuesday August 15, 2017.

How to Apply:

More information about the Foundation may be found here:

More information about who the Foundation supports may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Rosa King, Program Officer
(650) 985-2080

The Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation
2171 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Suite 310
Daly City, CA 94014

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties