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Blood Bank of the Redwoods Legacy Fund Grant Program

Grants to Mendocino County, California Nonprofits and Agencies
for Outreach, Education, and Youth Projects Related to Blood Donation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Mendocino County (CFMC) - Field-of-Interest Funds

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to California nonprofit organizations and government entities to support projects in Mendocino County that promote and facilitate blood donations. Funding is intended to ensure a stable blood supply through education, outreach, and engagement of local youth.

Programs should align with one or more of the following objectives:
- Outreach: Blood donation activities geared to non-traditional donor populations, in particular the Native American and Latino communities.
- Education: Opportunities for children, teens, and adults to learn the importance of blood donation, either alone or as a component of broader health education program.
- Youth Engagement: Service learning opportunities for teens to share the importance of blood donation among their peers.

Funding may be used for:
- Salaries or wages that directly relate to the proposed project
- Marketing/promotional expenses that directly relate to the proposed project
- Stipends or incentives that directly relate to the proposed project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184727

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $500 - $5,000

Term of Contract:

Timeline should begin near the award date in April 2019 and conclude no later than April 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to apply, organizations may not have an open Field-of-Interest grant and all previous reporting must be successfully completed. In addition, applicant organizations must:
- Serve residents of Mendocino County. Applicants not headquartered in Mendocino County must ensure that all grant dollars requested are spent within the County;
- Be legally chartered in California and in possession of determination letter from the IRS declaring the organization a public charity that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3); or be a school district, tribe, or special district (e.g. community services, recreation, fire protection); or have an aligned mission with a fiscal sponsor;
- Have two years of operational history;
- Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, or religious affiliation.

Applicants may not use grants for:
- Political contributions or to support political campaigns or lobbying;
- Influencing the outcome of or participate in any public election or to carry on, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive;
- Purposes other than those which are religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational within the meaning of Section 170 (c)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code;
- Purposes other than those stated in the grant award.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due online by January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least 5 days in advance of the deadline to resolve any technical difficulties or unforeseen Internet connectivity issues. Applicants can access a list of questions and the budget form, and are encouraged to complete them in advance to facilitate the online application process.

Grants recipients will be notified by April 5, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Grants are submitted online:

Please email your questions to:
Michelle Rich, Director of Grants and Programs
Or call: 707-468-9882

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Mendocino County