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Rocky Mountain Power Foundation - Rocky Mountain Power Grant

Grants to Utah, Wyoming, and Southeastern Idaho Nonprofits
and Agencies for Education, Civic, Arts, and Social Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/15/18 Receipt - Deadline for Education Organizations


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Utah, Wyoming, and Southeastern Idaho nonprofit organizations and, on occasion, government agencies for programs and projects that benefit residents within the funding source's service area. Funding will be provided for programs that focus on education, arts and culture, civic enhancements and community benefit, and health, welfare, and social services.

Please note that each intake deadline is reserved for a different set of focus areas, as outlined below:

Education Organizations (Deadline: March 15):
- This includes K-12 and higher educational institutions, literacy organizations, scholarship funds through intermediary organizations (e.g., United Negro College Fund)

Civic, community and organizations not covered in other categories (Deadline: June 15):
- This includes environmental and ecological groups, justice and law, housing and urban renewal, neighborhood or community-based groups, state and local government agencies

Culture and arts organizations (Deadline: September 15):
- This includes theaters, dance groups, orchestras, operas, museums, arts councils, cultural centers, halls of fame, heritage foundations and nonacademic libraries

Health, welfare and social service organizations (Deadline: December 15):
- This includes national health and human service agencies, hospitals, agencies for youth (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs). Health and human services organizations that may apply include chemical dependency treatment and prevention programs, senior citizen centers, runaway youth services, and domestic violence treatment and prevention programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178551

Estimated Size of Grant:

The foundation allocates grants that best serve community interests. Grants generally are less than $10,000 with most between $2,000 and $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In general, grants from the Foundation are limited to charitable nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations that have obtained a determination letter from the IRS under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and are not classified as private foundations.

Proof of the exemption must be submitted with each request for funding.

Grants may sometimes be made for charitable purposes to government entities.

Organizations and activities eligible for Foundation support include:

-Educational and research institutions, both public and private, from early childhood through university level;
-Youth organizations;
-Cultural enrichment organizations dedicated to the performing arts, the visual arts, historic preservation, cross-cultural education and other such activities; and
-Health and human services organizations including chemical dependency treatment and prevention programs, senior citizen centers, runaway youth services and domestic violence treatment and prevention programs.

Projects must have a bearing on communities that are served by Rocky Mountain Power: Utah, Wyoming and Southeastern Idaho. (Download a PDF of the service area map below.)

Ineligible Candidates:

-Religious groups for religious purposes;
-Political organizations, ballot measure campaigns or candidates for public office;
-Organizations that discriminate against individuals on the basis of creed, color, sex, age, national origin or veteran status;
-Contributions to or memberships in chambers of commerce, service clubs, taxpayer associations and other similar bodies;
-Any non-charitable purpose;

As a general rule, the Foundation also will not support:

-Establishment or support of endowments;
-Coverage of operating deficits;
-Capital campaigns;
-Computers, software or related items;
-Marketing and advertising
-Maintenance of existing facilities;
-Conferences, conventions and events; and
-Projects that do not have a bearing on Rocky Mountain Power's geographic service area.

Pre-Application Information:

Requests for funding should be received by the Foundation office by the following submission deadlines:

- Education organizations: March 15
- Civic, community, and organizations not covered in other categories: June 15
- Culture and arts organizations: September 15
- Health, welfare and social service organizations: December 15

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Contact Information:

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

Online Application Form:

Application Submission Instructions:

Complete and submit the online application (see link above), print a copy to serve as a cover sheet, and mail with required documents to:

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
825 N.E. Multnomah, Suite 2000
Portland, OR 97232

Program Contacts:

Gary Hoogeveen, Senior Vice President
Pattie Ransom, Grants Administrator

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation
1407 West North Temple, Suite 310
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho: Southeast Idaho;   Utah;   Wyoming