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Castellano Family Foundation Grants

Grants to Santa Clara County, California Nonprofits
for the Betterment of the Latino Community

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 to Santa Clara County, California nonprofit organizations to positively impact the lives of Latinos, with an emphasis on youth. LOIs are due no later than January 15. Early submission is encouraged. Types of grants include general operating, projects, matching, challenge, and capacity building.

Grantmaking Strategies:

1) Educating Latino Youth (especially low-income, at-risk or incarcerated youth)

-Summer bridge, mentoring and tutoring programs.
-Out-of-school programs that improve reading, writing and math skills.
-Scholarship programs that promote retention and follow up.
-Programs that foster parent/family awareness and knowledge of college requirements, academic supports, and academic socialization of their children.
-Programs that encourage learning, address the education deficits of these youth, and provide social service supports for their families.

2) Latino Arts & Culture

-Community-based arts and arts education programs for youth.
-Capacity building to help Latino arts organizations sustain, expand or improve arts programming.
-Latino artists and performances.

3) Latino Leadership & Diversity

-Support leadership development programs, especially those that target Latinas and youth.
-Increase the ethnic diversity of local nonprofit boards.
-Create or expand paid internships for Latinos.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166439

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible Request Size: $1,000 - $25,000.
Typical Grant Size: $5,000 - $10,000.

Grants in the range of $15,000 - $25,000 are rare and usually reserved for grantees who have well-established relationships with the Foundation.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year grants are available to established grantees only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Your organization or fiscal sponsor must be a certified tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that operates programs in or provides services to residents of Santa Clara County.

Not Funded:
-Event Sponsorships
-Religious or sectarian activities
-National or regional programs unless funding directly benefits Latinos in Santa Clara County
-Organizations whose board and leadership do not reflect Latino diversity

Pre-Application Information:

Unsolicited LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. For the opportunity to apply by the January 29, 2016 full application deadline, LOIs must be received by January 15, 2016.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their requests prior to the deadline to facilitate timely processing. The number of requests that can be processed during each grant cycle is limited, so requests are prioritized on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Contact Information:

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

Angie Briones, Director of Programs & Operations
P: 408.868.1655
F: 408.645.5659

Castellano Family Foundation
1922 The Alameda, STE. 210A
San Jose, CA 95126-1458

Grant Coverage Areas:

Santa Clara County

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