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Community Fund Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits to Benefit Greater
Park City and Summit County Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Park City Community Foundation (PCCF)

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Deadline Date:

05/09/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to Utah nonprofit organizations to benefit communities in Greater Park City and Summit County. Program areas include arts and culture, sports and recreation, education, health and human services, children and families, youth services, minority programs, environment and conservation, and other community-based efforts.

The Community Foundation will provide program/project, general support, research, demonstration, capacity building, and matching grants.

The Foundation’s business practices and decisions are led by the following values:
- Partnership: answering community needs by convening donors, nonprofits and other partners
-Professionalism: creating a culture of data-driven decision-making, performing in an efficient and transparent manner to validate trust of the Foundation's donors, partners, and the community
- Leadership: proactively addressing community issues by providing vision, inspiration, and ideas
- Innovation: elevating the community through thoughtful initiatives and strategic risk-taking

The Grants Committee will emphasize support to organizations serving the greater Park City region in the following areas: existing or new programs/projects; operating support; equipment; consulting services; matching funds; technical assistance; start-up funds; and joint requests from multiple applicants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179382

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will fall generally in the range of $1,000 - $10,000, depending on the amount available for distribution. The Grants Committee does have authority to authorize smaller grants.

Term of Contract:

Park City Community Foundation makes a small number of multiyear Community Fund Grants. The Community Foundation will specifically invite selected organizations to submit applications that cover two- or three-year periods.

Organizations not invited to submit a multi-year proposal should submit a regular annual grant proposal.

Any multiyear grants awarded will be subject to annual renewal based on the results of annual site visits, funding availability, and any other factors at the discretion of the Community Fund Grants Committee.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Park City Community Foundation will consider grant applications from organizations meeting all of the following eligibility requirements:
- Conduct activities and programs consistent with the Community Foundation’s mission.
- Serve people living or working in Summit County (Wasatch County will be considered, although grant making will primarily emphasize organizations based in Summit County).
- Qualify as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code.
- Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which have applied to the IRS for such status, may apply. Receipt letter from the IRS of application is required at time of application to Park City Community Foundation.
- Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which are operating under an organization qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization, may apply separately if they have their own advisory board and have the written consent of the qualified organization. In that case, the application must contain a letter of agreement between the two organizations, which sets forth the responsibilities of each organization.
- Applicants that are not 501(c)(3) organizations, but are implementing charitable activities for the benefit of the citizens of Summit County, should contact Park City Community Foundation before applying. Under some circumstances, they may be considered for funding but will be required to adhere to separate reporting measures.
- Organizations awarded a grant must publicize the grant in any press release, publications, or brochures.

Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits; sponsorships, dinners, or one-time events; fellowships or other grants to individuals; loans; litigation; political or marketing campaigns; endowment funds; graduate and post-graduate research; or for purposes that further political or religious doctrine.

Only one application per organization per grant cycle will be considered, except when an organization is applying as a collaborative effort of two or more nonprofit organizations.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An optional Q&A meeting with the Grants Committee is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 3:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Park City Library, Room 201.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2019 Community Fund grant application will open on Monday, April 1, 2019. Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2019.

Applicants will be notified of the Grants Committee decision on Thursday, August 1. Grant announcements and payments will take place at the annual Community Fund Celebration, on Wednesday, September 11.

Possible Complementary Funding: To increase the amount available to distribute through the Community Fund Grants program, the Community Foundation may approach donor advised fundholders and/or other donors to invite them to co-fund a limited number of Community Fund Grants. Applying organizations should be aware that their application information may be shared by the Community Foundation with these fundholders and/or donors to invite them to participate in funding. Any organization not wishing to have their information shared should contact Rachel Olson to request that their information not be shared.


Contact Information:

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

To apply online:

Rachel Olson

Park City Community Foundation
1960 Sidewinder Drive, Suite 103
Park City, UT 84060

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah: Greater Park City and Summit County