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Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation Grants

Grants to California Nonprofits for Animal Protection,
Land or Wildlife Conservation, and Performing Arts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/15/17 Receipt


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Grants of up to $20,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations for animal protection, land and wildlife conservation, agricultural purposes, preservation of land in its natural state, and opera, symphony, and civic organizations. There are two funding opportunities available:

1) Regular Grants (Up to $20,000) - The Foundation will grant funding to the following, in order of priority:
- Animal protection organizations such as the Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
- Land and wildlife conservancy groups.
- Organizations committed to agricultural purposes.
- Preservation of land in its natural state, including wetlands.
- Opera, symphony, and other similar civic organizations.

If less than 50 percent of the applicant organization’s services are dedicated to the foregoing purposes, Regular Grants may be considered only for items which relate directly to such purposes.

2) Major Grants (Up to $50,000) - Major Grants are intended for agency capital needs which are of such magnitude and nature that they cannot be met within limitations of regular grants. The purpose of these grants is to make a significant contribution towards a tangible and enduring capital need (a useful life of at least five years with reasonable care), to support a new service, a substantial expansion of an existing service, or replacement or renovation of a deteriorated capital asset.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171333

Estimated Size of Grant:

Regular Grants are normally limited to $20,000. Major Grants are limited to a maximum of $50,000.

Term of Contract:

For Regular Grants, a commitment of future year funds (multi-year grants) will be considered only under exceptional circumstances.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants may be made only to tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”). None shall be made to Private Foundations under Section 509(a) of the Code. Out of state applicants will be considered; however, California based organizations will take priority over out of state organizations.

Normally an organization must have been in existence for at least two years prior to applying for the grant and must have achieved a record of effective service.

Grants will normally be made only for or toward the acquisition of specific capital items.

Eligibility guidelines for Major Grants:
1. At least 50% of the organization’s services must be in support of purposes set forth in item A.4 of the Foundation Guidelines for Regular Grants (document attached below).
2. Except under special circumstances in the sole discretion of the Trustees, the organization may not have received a Major Grant from the Foundation within the past three years.

The Foundation generally will not make grants from discretionary funds for:
1. Programs or organizations focuses primarily on a sport.
2. Direct aid to individuals or for scholarships.
3. Support of operational costs, such as administrative costs, general overhead, taxes, or interest payments, for retirement of debt, or for costs of capital items already acquired or implemented.
4. Expenses incurred in performance of program services.
5. Influencing legislation or elections.
6. General educational institutions or sectarian religious organizations at any level. This does not, however, preclude consideration of requests from educational institutions and sectarian religious organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants are accepted from May 15 through August 15 of each calendar year. Regular and Major Grants are awarded within the month of December of the year in which the Grant Application is made.

Hand deliveries will no longer be accepted at the Foundation’s offices. Applications must be delivered by the US Postal Service with No Signature Required.

Contact Information:

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

The Thornton S. Glide, Jr. and Katrina D. Glide Foundation
PO Box 1710
Davis, California 95617


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Geographic Focus:

USA: California