Teichert Foundation Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible Counties
for Community Betterment and Economic Development

GrantWatch ID#: 178403
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Teichert Foundation


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Grants ranging between $3,000 and $7,500 to California nonprofits and government agencies for community projects that contribute to the economic prosperity and welfare of eligible counties. The Foundation seeks to support organizations that foster culture, nurture children, create beauty, preserve nature, increase environmental awareness, contribute to education and workforce, provide for food and housing for the needy, and strive to provide better health for all. Grant requests for specific purposes are usually preferable to those for normal operating expenses.

Teichert Foundation will consider grant requests in the following categories:
- Culture and the arts
- Education
- Youth and elderly
- Environmental planning and preservation
- Transportation and planning
- Civic improvement and historical restoration
- Community and social services
- Rehabilitation and health service

The Foundation directors may also, from time to time, identify areas for special emphasis when emerging needs require extraordinary attention.

While deciding how much to grant to whom, the Foundation will give careful consideration to:
- The number of people that will benefit from the project
- The number of local volunteers supporting the organization and the project
- The commitment and composition of the organization’s Board of Directors or Board of Trustees
- The extent to which the applicant complements the services of other community organizations
- The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management qualifications
- The ability of the organization to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant
- The extent to which the program addresses underlying causes, rather than just symptoms of specific problems
- How well the organization plans to monitor and evaluate the results of the project.


It is the Foundation’s intent to make grants in the range of $3,000 to $7,500.

Grants are generally made for one year only.

Nonprofit organizations must have a valid tax exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as a public charity and not as a “Private foundation” under Section 509(a). Government and public agencies are also eligible for funding.

Teichert Foundation will not consider grants to the following types of organizations or for the following purposes:
- Religious organizations for explicit religious activities, as distinguished from social or educational activities
- Political organizations or political campaigns
- Fraternal organizations, societies, or orders
- Courtesy advertising or tickets for benefits
- Telephone solicitations
- National fundraising efforts

Applicants should register with Guidestar, as the Foundation will use GuideStar as a primary research tool in determining agency eligibility. To register:

Cycle One
Period Opens: January 9, 2017
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
Decisions Announced: June 1, 2017

Cycle Two
Period Opens: July 5, 2017
Application Deadline: August 25, 2017
Decisions Announced: December 1, 2017

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

Online application portal:

Emily Begay, Grants Manager
Teichert Foundation
PO Box 15002
Sacramento, CA 95851-1002

Contact form:

Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano,Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba counties

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