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Minor Grant

Grants to San Diego County, California
Nonprofits and Schools for Capital Support

GrantWatch ID#: 177027
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Las Patronas


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Grants of up to $20,000 to San Diego County, California nonprofit organizations and schools for capital projects or items. Both private and public schools may apply for capital assistance that will address an important need within a specific population. The funding source supports a wide range of focus areas and target populations, including children and seniors, the homeless and the disabled, members of the military, and emergency response teams.

Minor grants are for up to $20,000.

Grants must be spent on the requested capital item(s) within 60 days of receipt.

1. Las Patronas will only fund specific, critically needed capital items that have a useful life of at least three years.
2. Las Patronas does not fund individuals, salaries, programs, training, warranties/service contracts, subscriptions, user licenses, items for distribution, bank/investment accounts, endowments, general/reserve funds or operating costs.
3. Las Patronas does not make general contributions to building funds, only to rooms or buildings as part of the finished product. Las Patronas does not fund the acquisition of real estate.
4. Las Patronas will not fund existing obligations, deficits, debts, leases or reimbursements. Las Patronas will not fund additional amounts beyond the current actual bids for estimated inflationary adjustments.
5. All funds must go to the requested capital item. No fees for overhead, asset management, fundraising costs or percentages to development personnel may be deducted from the funds.
6. Funded items must be used in San Diego County and benefit the inhabitants of San Diego County.
7. Any funds granted by Las Patronas must be used for their intended purpose within 60 days of receipt. Proof of purchase is required. Lack of proof may affect the organization’s ability to apply for further Las Patronas grants.
8. The applicant must have Federal (501c3) charitable status for at least three years, State (23701D) tax identification charitable status, andhave been established in San Diego for at least three years.

Please Note:

- Previously funded MAJOR and MINOR beneficiaries must wait three calendar years from the application date of their most recently funded grant to reapply.
- Las Patronas will grant to only one arm of a multi-faceted or multi-programmed organization in any one granting period.
-Regarding SCHOOLS: Las Patronas will only consider funding public schools, or private schools, which address a critical need among a specific population. To qualify, the school must have nonprofit status as outlined in No. 8 above, or must have an associated foundation or group with that status through which the application is being made. i.e.: PTA, Foundation or Friends.
- Las Patronas does not fund municipalities or government agencies; it can only consider organizations with Federal (501c3) status as outlined in No. 8 above. No other form of tax-exempt status qualifies.

To learn how to merge PDF files for the supplementary documents, see the following instructions:

Funding will be distributed in April 2017.

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

Submit the proposal online:

For questions, of if a confirmation email is not received after submittal, please contact

Sherry Macelli, Vice President, Grants
858 220 2337

Funded items must be used in San Diego County and benefit the inhabitants of San Diego County.

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