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General Operating Support Grant

Grants to Bisbee, Arizona Historic, Cultural, and
Educational Nonprofits for General Operations

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Bisbee Foundation

Deadline Date:

04/01/18 Postmarked


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Grants to Bisbee, Arizona nonprofit organizations that provide programming in the areas of arts, culture, historic, preservation, and education for general operating support. This program supports organizations that have a paid staff and that carry out programming that meets the basic requirements of the Foundation.

The Bisbee Foundation’s mission is to enhance the historical, cultural and human qualities that make Bisbee unique. The Bisbee Foundation creates and builds support to assure the continuing success of Bisbee.

The Bisbee Foundation's focus is to play a role in Bisbee's future by working with groups/individuals who are in the arts, humanities, education and historic preservation with goals designed to preserve and enhance:

-Bisbee's unique place in the history of the Southwest
-The contribution made to Bisbee's cultural character by its creative people
-Bisbee's architectural and environmental inheritance

Focus areas:
-Culture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Literacy and Historic Preservation
-Grants and scholarships
-Evergreen Cemetery
-Environmental improvement projects

The General Operating Support Grant may be used for the acquisition of capital equipment, or for capital improvements, defined only as architectural and construction changes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179561

Term of Contract:

Funds must be used within 60 days of receipt of the check and before December 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to be eligible for this grant, a nonprofit organization must have the following:

1) Status as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Arizona and tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service with at least a two-year programming history. If an organization does not have nonprofit status it may use a fiscal receiver (umbrella sponsorship) contingent on:

-Approval of the governing board of the umbrella organization
-A written contract executed between the applicant and the umbrella organization
-Umbrella organization being fully responsible for all financial commitments related to the application

2) Non-discriminatory employment and personnel policies

3) The ability to provide the following documents:

-IRS non-profit status letter
-Articles of Incorporation
-Current list of board members and staff
-Current fiscal year budget

The following do not qualify for General Operating Support Grant funding:

-Organizations receiving more than 50% of annual budget from a public, tax-supported source
-Divisions or departments of governments, school districts, colleges or universities
-Political or religious organizations or committees
-For-profit corporations or entities

General Operating Grants are not awarded for the following:
-Travel outside of Arizona
-Debt retirement, capital improvements, administration, or construction of new facilities
-Tuition or refreshment costs
-Salaries beyond duration of project
-The establishment or augmentation of endowment funds

Pre-Application Information:

Grants must be matched one-to-one with non-public money and/or with in-kind services.

At the board's discretion, grants may not total more than 20% of the budget of the organization and must be matched dollar for dollar with non-public monies and/or in-kind services. The in-kind services must be approved by the Board of Directors of The Bisbee Foundation.

If the project is a cooperative activity between two or more organizations, the proposal must include letters from the authorized representative of the agencies along with copies of any agreements or letters of understanding between them.

Your completed application must be postmarked by April 1.

Grant funds will be distributed approximately 45 days following approval by the Bisbee Foundation board.

More information about the Bisbee Foundation's priorities may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

The Bisbee Foundation
Drawer BK, Bisbee
Arizona 85603

520 432 2482

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona: Bisbee