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Human Services Program

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Regions for Human Services and Environment Programs

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Foundation Source - Marisla Foundation

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 - Midnight EST / 9:00 PM PST


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Grants to California nonprofit organizations and governmental entities for programs in Los Angeles and Orange County. Programs can fall in the areas of human services, to address the needs of women, and the environment, with a focus on sustainable ecosystem management and biological diversity.

Human Services
The Human Services Program addresses the needs of women, primarily focusing on physical, emotional and mental health, and financial wellbeing. Grants support activities and integrated approaches to homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and vocational training. The geographic limitation is Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

The Environment Program concentrates on activities that promote the conservation of biological diversity and advance sustainable ecosystem management. Primary emphasis is on marine resources conservation with a geographic focus on western North America, Chile, and the Western Pacific. The Environment Program also supports the search for solutions to health and environmental threats caused by toxic chemicals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175479

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation is able to support only those organizations that have received tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or that are governmental agencies.

Grants are not made to individuals or for activities that support candidates for political office.

The Foundation strongly discourages the submission of multiple applications from one organization. This includes chapters or field offices. The Foundation also will not review more than one application per year (any twelve-month period) from any organization, with the exception of organizations that are fiscal sponsors of nonprofits.

Pre-Application Information:

The Marisla Foundation Board of Directors makes funding decisions on a quarterly basis. Applications may be completed online at any time within the two-month windows detailed below. If the quarter starting date is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the application will be accessible the next business day. However, the closing or deadline date does not change. The application must be submitted by midnight Eastern Standard Time (U.S.) or 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time (U.S.). Application windows are as follows:

November 15 through January 15 - Board meeting in March
February 15 through April 15 - Board meeting in June
May 15 through July 15 - Board meeting in September
August 15 through October 15 - Board meeting in December

How to Apply:

Step 1: Eligibility Quiz (see Contact Information below for link)
If you meet the basic funding guidelines of the Foundation, you will gain access to the online application.

Step 2: Online Application
The online application will collect a variety of information to enable the Marisla Board to make their funding decisions. You will be able to save a draft of your application at any time. A link to the draft application will automatically be emailed to you so that you can submit until the funding deadline which is midnight Eastern Standard Time (USA) on the day listed. The Marisla staff and Board will not have access to draft applications.

Step 3: Review
Applicants can expect to receive a response approximately two to three months after each funding deadline.

View this Webinar to learn more about the Environment Program Updated Proposal and Reporting Guidelines:

View this Webinar to learn more about the Human Services Program Updated Proposal and Reporting Guidelines:

Or see the PowerPoint slideshow in Supporting docs below.

Contact Information:

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

Click here to begin the eligibility quiz and access the online application:

Technical Inquiries:
Foundation Source
(800) 839-5316

Programmatic Inquiries:
Margaret Lauer, Administrator

Marisla Foundation
668 North Coast Highway
PMB 1400
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles and Orange County