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The Bunbury Fund Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania and New Jersey Nonprofits for Social,
Environmental, and Educational Programs in Select Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Princeton Area Community Foundation - The Bunbury Fund

Deadline Date:

09/29/17 5:00 p.m.

Description:

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Grants to Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Central New Jersey nonprofit organizations for programs, projects, and/or services that address social, environmental, and educational needs in select Counties and Townships. 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 two funding categories. The first funding category is for grants of up to $50,000, which will be provided for the following types of proposals:

1. Organizational assessment designed to identify areas in need of strengthening
2. Leadership development and transition planning
3. Financial systems improvements and management
4. Performance and outcomes definition and measurement
5. Technology improvement
6. Communications planning and execution
7. Volunteer recruitment and management
8. Board practice and policy improvements
9. Partnership and merger exploration and/or implementation

The second funding category is for grants of up to $150,000, which will be provided for proposals for multi-year grants focused on developing organizational effectiveness over a period of up to three years.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179671

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are up to $50,000.

Multi-year grants are up to $150,000.

Term of Contract:

The Fund will entertain proposals for single-year grants, as well as multi-year grants (for a period of up to three years).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility criteria:

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.

Applications will be accepted from organizations that operate within the geographic region covered by the Princeton Area Community Foundation, 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.

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

Pre-Application Information:

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download the Grant Guidelines.

The Bunbury Fund will have two application deadlines for funding in 2017:

Spring 2017 Deadline: March 10, 2017
Fall 2017 Deadline: September 29, 2017

Contact Information:

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

Click here to apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=princetongrants

If you have any questions, please email: bunburyfund@pacf.org.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey: Mercer County; southern Middlesex County, including Plainsboro and Cranbury; southern Somerset County, including Montgomery, Rocky Hill, and adjacent sections of Franklin Township (e.g., Griggstown area); southern Hunterdon County, including Lambertvil;   Pennsylvania: Eastern Bucks County, including New Hope, Morrisville, Washington Crossing, and Yardley