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The Reser Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Oregon Nonprofits, Public Entities, and Government
Agencies for Arts, Health, Education, and Environmental Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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The Reser Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/01/19

Description:

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Grants to Oregon nonprofit organizations, public entities, and government agencies for programs in the areas of education, arts, health, and the environment. The Foundation seeks to make transformational contributions to programs that provide a broad public benefit, primarily for Oregon residents.

Impact Areas:
- Education
- Health
- The Arts
- Environment

For more information on the Impact Areas, please see: http://growphilanthropy.github.io/reser/grant-guidelines/

While the impact areas have a broad base, they all share a single objective - to improve and strengthen communities throughout Oregon.

Characteristics the Foundation will look for include:

- Projects or programs specifically related to one of the Impact Areas above. Programs which are consistent with The Reser Family Foundation identified areas of giving.
- Significant projects which hold promise to accomplish a measurable impact in the area and for the purpose for which the applicant requests support.
- Organizations that are experienced in delivering effective programs, have talented and motivated leadership, and possess the ability to achieve uncommon results.
- Capital campaign projects that are more than 70% funded.

The Reser Family Foundation offers two Grant Programs:

- Fast Track Grant Program for requests under $12,499.
- The Reser Family Foundation Grant Program for requests from $12,500 to $50,000.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178396

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Fast Track Grant Program: Requests under $12,499
-The Reser Family Foundation Grant Program: Requests of $12,500 - $50,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants must be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (including churches) or to a public entity, such as a town, public school, or state agency. Projects and programs must focus their mission and activities in Oregon.

Recipients must have a current 501(c)(3) tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service or be a qualified nonprofit organization, and be currently registered and in good standing with the appropriate State and Federal Agencies.

Grants will not be provided to defray deficits, for debt or mortgage retirement, for political campaigns, for lobbyist groups, for events, for projects involving litigation or for conduit organizations which use funds granted to support other organizations.

Funding for individual artists is outside of the Arts guidelines.

Funding for land acquisition, litigation, preliminary studies or preliminary research is outside of the Environment guidelines.

Pre-Application Information:

The Fast Track Grant Program application process is designed to provide streamlined access and support to organizations using a one-step application.

The regular Reser Family Foundation Grant Program follows a two stage grant process that starts with an organization submitting a Grant Request (LOI) on-line. After a review, approved organizations are invited to provide a full grant proposal. A site visit may be scheduled during the process.

Fast Track and Grant Request (LOI) Deadlines are February 1 and August 1 each year. Grant cycles occur twice a year, finishing in June and December.

Renewal applications follow the same process as new applications. The Foundation will consider only one grant request from the same organization in a twelve month period, unless an additional request is invited by the Foundation.

Cycle I Timeline:
-Grant Request Letters Accepted: Anytime
-Grant Request Letter Deadline: February 1
-Trustees deadline to determine which organizations should be invited to submit a Full Grant Proposal: April
-Full Grant Proposal Deadline: A due date will be provided to the organization by the Foundation Director
-Background due-diligence: May
-Site Visits (if not yet complete): May/June
-Trustees deadline to determine which organizations will receive a grant: June
-Grant acceptance letter and agreement letter sent: June
-Grant Checks Distributed: June

Cycle II Timeline:
-Grant Request Letters Accepted: Anytime
-Grant Request Letter Deadline: August 1
-Trustees deadline to determine which organizations should be invited to submit a Full Grant Proposal: September
-Full Grant Proposal Deadline: A due date will be provided to the organization by the Foundation Director
-Background due-diligence: October
-Site Visits (if not yet complete): October/November
-Trustees deadline to determine which organizations will receive a grant: December
-Grant acceptance letter and agreement letter sent: December
-Grant Checks Distributed: December

Grant Guidelines:
http://growphilanthropy.github.io/reser/grant-guidelines/

Application preview:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=reserfamily

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://www.grantinterface.com/reserfamily/Common/LogOn.aspx

Mari Jo Prlain, Executive Director
marijo@thereserfamilyfoundation.org

Lacey Sortman, Grant & Program Coordinator
lacey@thereserfamilyfoundation.org

The Reser Family Foundation
P.O. Box 8
Beaverton, OR 97075
P: 503.526.5716
F: 503.277.5664

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon