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Opus Community Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Arts,
Health, Human Services, and Community Revitalization

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Opus Community Foundation

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to Washington, Arizona, Oregon, and California nonprofits to benefit communities within the funding source’s service area. Requests will be considered in the areas of education, housing, the arts, and health and human services.

Additional consideration will be given to initiatives that improve financial literacy and promote economic self-sufficiency, particularly for those of limited means.

Program Areas:

Affordable Housing and Community Revitalization
The Opus Community Foundation provides grants that support the creation of affordable housing, as well as the creation and sustainability of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods and programs that enhance the quality of life for all residents in communities that Opus Bank serves.

The Opus Community Foundation supports programs that enhance the quality of life in the communities the bank serves and projects that promote economic self-sufficiency for residents of those communities, particularly for those of limited means.

Education and Youth Development
The Opus Community Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, after-school activities, and mentoring that give our youth a sense of community, purpose, and self-worth, with preference given to programs serving LMI communities.

Community Health and Human Services
The Opus Community Foundation supports organizations that provide health-related assistance to children, the elderly, and underserved populations through programs that address access to healthcare, food insecurity, safety net services, and child and family safety.

The Arts
The Opus Community Foundation supports organizations that bring programming and arts education to low-income audiences throughout local communities.

Financial Focus Grants
The Opus Community Foundation is committed to improving communities’ financial literacy and promoting economic self-sufficiency, particularly for those of limited means. To this end, they provide Financial Focus Grants to support nonprofit organizations providing financial literacy education, training and resources that empower low- to moderate-income (“LMI”) individuals of all ages to build a strong financial foundation for themselves. Special consideration is given to programs that offer volunteer opportunities for Opus Bank team members to serve the community by sharing their professional and financial expertise.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173454

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $2,500 to $10,000. Although grants range in amount, the average grant size is around $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Opus Community Foundation only funds qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

The organization must be fiscally sound and demonstrate strong administrative discipline and skills.

Organizations may apply one time annually for funding; however, groups awarded 3 consecutive years may be asked to observe a one-year hiatus.

Preference is given to organizations serving communities where an Opus Bank office is located.

Not Funded:
-Religious, political or fraternal organizations
-Private foundations
-Disease-specific causes or organizations
-Golf tournaments, athletic events, leagues or team sponsorships
-School-affiliated orchestra, band, choir, student trips, or tours
-Fundraising activities, galas, luncheons/dinners, or advertising sponsorships
-Conferences, workshops, exhibits, surveys, or consumer interest groups
-Endowments, capital, or building campaigns
-Organizations that collect funds for redistribution to other nonprofit groups
-Agencies, projects, or programs primarily financed by government sources

The Opus Community Foundation cannot and will not purchase tickets to events, although complimentary tickets or sponsorship recognition may be accepted for the purpose of stewardship, introductions, or due diligence.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are accepted February 1 - March 16 and again July 9 - September 14 via the online grant application portal. Please only apply one time per calendar year. Final grant decisions are made by The Opus Community Foundation Board of Directors within three months of the deadline date and awarded shortly thereafter.

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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.

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Opus Bank Headquarters
19900 MacArthur Blvd., 12th Fl.
Irvine, CA 92612

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona;   California;   Oregon;   Washington