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Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible
Regions to Support Families and Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)

LOI Date:

01/11/21

Deadline Date:

02/08/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $25,000 per year to California nonprofit organizations in eligible regions to support programs for families and children. Applicants are required to submit an online application form prior to the full grant application. Programs must serve residents of the Palo Alto area.

The Holiday Fund desires to support not only organizations that are providing services to families and children “in crisis,” but also groups that are engaged in efforts to strengthen families, neighborhoods and communities that might be considered preventative in nature. 

Areas of funding:

  • Program support grants
  • Child care capital grants, providing non-profit child care centers and preschools funds to improve playgrounds, acquire equipment or renovate facilities
  • Multi-year renewable grants, in support of new program initiatives

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166730

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$450,000

Number of Grants:

Approximately 50 organizations will be chosen as semi-finalists.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Program support grants: generally ranging from $500 to $10,000
Child care capital grants: ranging from $500 to $10,000
Multi-year renewable grants: ranging from $15,000-$25,000 per year

Term of Contract:

Multi-year renewable grants may be offered for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All grants must be made to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations.

Although not restricted as such, Silicon Valley Community Foundation prefers to fund organizations:
• With budgets less than $3 million
• That are based in Palo Alto, Menlo Park or East Palo Alto and whose sole focus is that region
• That serve a great many people rather than provide intensive service to very few
• Where SVCF's support can make a significant impact

Pre-Application Information:

Requests for funding should be initiated by completing the online application form. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021.

On or before Monday, January 25, 2021, all applicants will be advised whether they have been
selected for full review. It is anticipated that approximately 50 organizations will be chosen as
semi-finalists and be asked to submit additional information.

Multi-year renewable grants will be made one year at a time and renewed based on SVCF's evaluation of the program’s progress. Agencies may apply for both regular program grants and for multi-year grants, but separate applications are required.

For the semi-finalists, a full grant application will be due by Monday, February 8, 2021.

Announcement of final grant recipients will be made at the end of March.

Actual grants are made in April.

Contact Information:

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

Apply here: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/holiday_fund/grant_application/

For more information please contact Kali Shiloh, kshiloh@paweekly.com or 650.223.6580.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA
94040
650.450.5400
Fax: 650.450.5401

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