Foundation / Corporation
Princeton Area Community Foundation - The Bunbury Fund
09/28/18 5:00 p.m.
Grants starting at $5,000 to Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Central New Jersey nonprofit organizations to help strengthen organizational effectiveness. Funding is intended to help bring nonprofit organizations to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity in order to help them efficiently advance their missions.
Funding will be provided for eligible organizations that operate within the geographic region covered by the funding source, which is defined as follows:
All of Mercer County; southern Middlesex County, including Plainsboro and Cranbury; southern Somerset County, including Montgomery, Rocky Hill and adjacent sections of Franklin Township (like the Griggstown area); southern Hunterdon County, including Lambertville, West Amwell Township and the adjacent parts of East Amwell Township; northern Burlington County, including Bordentown and Bordentown Township; and eastern Bucks County, Pennsylvania, including New Hope, Morrisville, Washington Crossing, and Yardley.
Grants will be made in three funding areas:
Capacity-building grants up to $50,000:
- Organizational assessment including strategic planning
- Leadership development and training
- Executive transition
- Performance evaluation
- Technical assistance and technology support
- Communications strategies
- Volunteer management
- Governance review including board development
- Nonprofit collaborative and/or merger opportunities
Multi-year grants: grants up to $150,000 for up to three years:
The Foundation will also entertain proposals for multi-year grants focused on developing organizational effectiveness.
Planning Grants: up to $5,000:
In unique cases, a planning grant will be considered to help an organization evaluate the resources required to undertake a more comprehensive capacity building project.
- Fit with the Bunbury Fund guidelines
- Quality of the application (clearly articulated, knowledgeably researched, well-written)
- Clarity of statement of need
- Evidence of board and staff investment in outcome
- Measurable goals and realistic budget
GrantWatch ID#: 179671
- Capacity-building grants are up to $50,000.
- Multi-year grants are up to $150,000.
- Planning grants are up to $5,000.
The Foundation will also entertain proposals for multi-year grants over a period of up to three years.
An applicant must have tax-exempt status under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Service Code, be a publicly supported charity under Section 509, and be registered with the State of New Jersey as a charity.
What The Bunbury Fund does not fund:
- Operating support
- Building renovations and new facility construction
- Capital and endowment campaigns and projects
- Fundraising appeals, events, and sponsorships
- Scholarships and individual sponsorships
- Field trips
- Sports activities
- Sponsorship of events
- Lobbying and other political activities
- Fraternal and religious activities
- Tax-supported and government-operated basic programs and services, such as core curricular school activities, and essential police and fire services
A non-mandatory information session will be held for each cycle of award in 2018. The information session will provide an overview of the grant guidelines and discuss the Fund’s focus on capacity-building efforts. Each session will be held at the Community Foundation, located on 15 Princess Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
Dates for each information session are as follows:
- Cycle 1: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 (2:00 – 3:30 pm)
- Cycle 2: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (10:00 – 11:30 am)
The Bunbury Fund will have two application deadlines for funding in 2018:
Spring 2018 Application Deadline: March 16, 2018
Fall 2018 Application Deadline: September 28, 2018
The applicant must file the application electronically by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. The applicant will receive an automated email confirmation that the proposal has been received and an approximate timeline for the review process.
Organizations may only apply once per calendar year.
Follow-up questions and site visits from Fund Advisors and Community Foundation staff are a routine part of the application process.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Information Session registration:
15 Princess Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
New Jersey: Mercer County; southern Middlesex County, including Plainsboro and Cranbury; southern Somerset County, including Montgomery, Rocky Hill and adjacent sections of Franklin Township (like the Griggstown area); southern Hunterdon County, including Lambertville, West Amwell Township and the adjacent parts of East Amwell Township; northern Burlington County, including Bordentown and Bordentown Township
USA: New Jersey: Central region; Pennsylvania: Eastern Bucks County, including New Hope, Morrisville, Washington Crossing, and Yardley