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Irene S. Scully Family Foundation Grants

Grants to California Nonprofits to Support K-12 Public
Schools in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties

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Irene S. Scully Family Foundation

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Deadline Date:

11/01/17 5:00 PM PT


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Grants to California nonprofits to support K-12 public school students in Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties that face the most significant economic, racial, and social barriers. An LOI is due September 1, 2017. Priority is given to programs that are committed to culturally responsive strategies that broaden opportunities and disrupt institutional inequities. The Foundation currently accepts requests for general operating support and program or project support.

The Irene S. Scully Family Foundation aims to accomplish the following goals:

Academic Proficiency
All students achieve proficiency in their academic courses and exhibit continuous gains at grade level. Every student develops the knowledge needed to be successful in the world community.

All students have the ability to read and write; to identify, understand, and interpret information; and to express, create, and communicate ideas across a variety of social and cultural contexts.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
Students attend schools and programs where they have access to the resources required to become STEM proficient and prepared for post-secondary study and the workforce.

Emotional, Physical, and Social Health
School communities and learning environments provide safe spaces for students, parents, and teachers. Free from violence, crime, and harassment, students have the opportunity to develop self-awareness, emotional control, self-esteem, conflict resolution strategies, and teamwork-building skills.

21st Century Skills
Students have the capacity to think critically, problem solve, communicate, and collaborate.

Students have ongoing opportunities to connect their learning to their lives; they are engaged, interested, and motivated in projects that are relevant and meaningful.

Access to Enrichment
Enrichment opportunities, such as the visual and performing arts, sports, and other activities are accessible to all students. These activities are considered to be an essential component of a student’s education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179631

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations and programs that support K-12 public school communities in Alameda County and West Contra Costa County and who serve a student population where the majority qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible to apply.

The Foundation does not accept grant requests for the following:

- Organizations that are not tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code
- Organizations and programs that do not support K-12 public school communities in Alameda County and West Contra Costa County
- Funding for more than 25% of an organization’s total budget
- Funding for more than three consecutive one-year grant cycles
- Media projects: films, script development, videos, television, radio, and digital media projects (does not apply to organizations that provide media arts training to students)
- Building projects
- Endowment funds
- Colleges/Universities
- Private schools
- Political lobbying
- Capital campaigns
- Organizations with religious affiliations

Pre-Application Information:

As part of an organization’s initial introduction to the Foundation, all organizations must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for either a General Operating Support grant OR a Program/Project Support grant using the online grants management system. Charitable organizations are required to self-qualify based upon the criteria outlined on the Eligibility page.

Only one LOI per organization will be permitted. If your organization serves locations outside of either Oakland or West Contra Costa County, you are requested to submit a Program/Project LOI. Please contact a Foundation representative if you need assistance determining which type of request you should make.

Within a month of the LOI due date, as stated on the Grantmaking Calendar, a Foundation staff member will respond to the LOI with an invitation to submit a full application, a request for additional information, or a declination.

Grant decisions are typically made within two months of the full application submission deadline. All applicants will receive an email with the Board’s decision.

2017 Timeline:

LOI Due: December 1, 2016
Application Due: February 1, 2017

LOI Due: March 1, 2017
Application Due: May 1, 2017

LOI Due: June 1, 2017
Application Due: August 1, 2017

LOI Due: September 1, 2017
Application Due: November 1, 2017

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

Irene S. Scully Family Foundation
100 Drake’s Landing Road, Suite 105
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: (415) 925-4340

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties