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Spring 2021 BUILD Grant Program

Grants to California Nonprofits to Improve
Infrastructure and Strengthen Capacity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County (SLOCCF)

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 5:00 PM PST

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to improve infrastructure and strengthen capacity. Funding is intended to support general operating expenses and projects for nonprofits with a smaller operating budget. Eligible activities may address the following areas of focus: capacity building, staff or board training and development, communications or donor development efforts, and capital equipment improvement such as hardware, software, and furniture. Grants must primarily benefit residents of San Luis Obispo County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180758

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant awards will be $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant period is one year from the award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will be available to nonprofit organizations with an annual operating budget below $500,000.

Recipients of Fall 2020 BUILD grant program are not eligible to apply for funding.

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County supports charitable organizations whose programs primarily benefit San Luis Obispo County residents. An organization must have a current tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) and/or 509(a)1 or a current memorandum of understanding outlining fiscal sponsorship partnership to apply. All grant proposals will be reviewed and all applying agencies will be notified within the outlined timeline.

The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County does not make grants to/for:
- Individuals
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or religion
- Fraternal Organizations, unless in support of a specific program open to or benefiting the entire community
- Governmental Organizations
- Indirect Administrative costs greater than 15% of the awarded funds (indirect administrative funds are defined as office supplies and do not include staff time)
- Fundraising events such as annual campaigns, walk-a-thons, tournaments, fashion shows, auctions or dinners
- Organizations with religious affiliations unless the program is open to the entire community without regard to religious beliefs
- Organizations and programs designed to elect candidates to public office
- Organizations located outside San Luis Obispo County unless for a specific program benefiting residents of-and conducted within-San Luis Obispo County
- Pay off past debts or existing obligations
- Endowment funds
- Scholarships, fellowships, travel grants and technical or specialized research

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Begin Accepting Applications Date: 11/16/2020
- Deadline Date (PST Time Zone): 1/15/2021 5:00 PM

You may watch a recording of a Grant Information Session recorded on Zoom on September 24, 2020 for the Fall 2020 Grants Program on YouTube. https://youtu.be/QwM8RNCmxUQ

More information:
https://www.cfsloco.org/nonprofits/

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Luis Obispo County

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