William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Grant

Grants to Florida Nonprofits for Capital Projects
in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties

GrantWatch ID#: 178386
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

William G. and Marie Selby Foundation

08/01/17 5:00 PM EST

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Grants starting at $10,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations for capital projects that benefit those living in Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee, and DeSoto Counties. Funding may be used for the renovation, construction, or acquisition of buildings and facilities, as well as the purchase of equipment and software. Proposals may also include the costs of related technical services (legal, architectural, engineering, etc.).

Priority will be given to projects in the areas of human services, education, arts, and community projects, including history, science, and the environment.

The Foundation will make about 40 grants each fiscal year.

-Minimum Request: $10,000
-Average Grant Size: $50,000

Grants from the Selby Foundation are restricted to 501(c) 3 nonprofit entities (or equivalent) that are located within Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte or DeSoto Counties.

On rare occasions, exceptions are made for groups outside of these counties who can demonstrate that a majority of their clients ( greater than 50%) come from within this 4-county service area. However, you must contact the Foundation president to discuss the details before your application will be accepted.

Grants from the Selby Foundation are also generally restricted to capital expenditures [see Areas of Interest above].

Organizations that have previously received Selby funding may not apply again until at least one year after the approval of their previous final report. Organizations that have never applied for a Selby grant (or who have not received one within 5 years) are encouraged to contact our President for a preliminary discussion before applying. All previous grant requirements must be fulfilled to the Foundation’s satisfaction before the organization will be eligible to apply again.

Generally, the Foundation will not provide grants for the following purposes:

-Operating/program expenses (including salaries)
-Projects that have already been completed, or expenses already incurred
-Deficit financing/debt reduction
-Conferences, seminars or workshops
-Surveys, advertising, or marketing materials

Generally, the Foundation will not provide grants to the following entities:

-Chambers of Commerce
-Private K-12 Schools
-Individual Public K-12 Schools (including Charter Schools and Booster Organizations)
-Churches and their individual ministries
-Individual Fire or Police Departments (including volunteer organizations)

Grant Deadline Information:

Completed grant requests must be received via the online application portal by 5:00 pm on February 1st or August 1st of each year. If either of those dates falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is advanced until the next business day. The Foundation has a firm deadline, which means that the online application will close promptly at 5:00 p.m. EST on that day. Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications in advance of the deadline, which gives Foundation staff the opportunity to review the content and identify any missing information before it’s too late.

Application Deadlines: February 1st by 5:00 pm EST, August 1st by 5:00 pm EST
Notification Dates: May 15th, December 15th

Please Note:

Applicants who can demonstrate a variety of other funding sources for their project, and/or those who request less than 10% of the total project cost are usually given priority for approval. Organizations are encouraged to compile a list of their future needs and meet with Foundation staff to explore possible fits. There is no requirement to have an appointment to discuss your grant prior to application, but you are encouraged to contact the Foundation office if you have any questions.

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

Access the Grant Portal here:

Evan G. Jones, Grants Manager

Selby Foundation
1800 2nd Street, Suite 954
Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 957-0442

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