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Grants to Kern County, California Nonprofits to
Improve the Lives of Women and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Junior League of Bakersfield (JLB)

Deadline Date:

01/12/18 - Postmarked or hand delivered


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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants starting at $5,000 to Kern County, California nonprofit community organizations to improve the quality of life of women and children. Funding is specifically intended for programs that encourage family involvement and educate children and their families. Funding is available for one-time expenditures for equipment, as well as larger programs that will empower women and children.

Types of Grants:

1) Enabling Funds

Grants are up to $5,000 and may be used purchase items that support an important need of the nonprofit applicant. Examples may include: helmets, community garden tools, eyeglasses, tuition for children to attend a program, shoes, car seats, etc.

2) Project Funds

Project Funds grants may exceed $5,000 and are for defined programs that enrich, train, educate, or enhance the lives of women or children. The defined program would target a specific goal or population and may also include the purchase of items that are a necessary component of the program.

Examples may include ideas such as: healthy eating classes that include food preparation; job skills and interview training classes; etc. During the duration of the project, JLB will assign a committee of trained volunteers to serve as the primary contact and project support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166598

Estimated Size of Grant:

Enabling Funds range from $100 to $5,000.
Project Funds can be greater than $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Enabling Funds grants are for one year.

Project Funds grants are one year and can be renewed annually for up to three years, if supported by JLB membership.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project and Enabling Fund Grants are awarded to non-profit community organizations that improve the welfare of women and children in Kern County.

The funds may not be used for any ongoing administrative expense, such as administrative staff salaries, consultant fees, rent, or utilities. These grants are intended for program expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submission is January 12, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

Completed applications are to be postmarked or dropped off at:

1928 19th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301

If dropping off, please note that Office Hours are 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please email or call the Junior League Office (661)322-1671.

Vern Pike, President

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