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Textile and Fiber Arts Endowment Fund

Grants to Mendocino County, California Nonprofits, Schools, and
Agencies for the Appreciation and Practice of Textile and Fiber Arts

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

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Mendocino County, California nonprofits, government agencies, museums, and private and public schools for educational programs that promote fiber and textile arts. Funding is intended to further the appreciation and practice of both contemporary and traditional fiber arts, including surface design, textile printing, quilting, fabric painting, fabric and yarn dyeing, wool processing, weaving, spinning, knitting/crochet, felting, basketry, rug hooking, braiding, macramé, and lace making.

Grants will be made for programs and projects including, but not limited to:
- Special projects, speakers, publications and exhibitions;
- Community and K-16 education programs;
- Scholarships and internships advancing textile and fiber arts; and equipment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184738

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$2,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant range: $500-$2,000

Term of Contract:

Projects and/or activities supported by a Field-of-Interest grant should be concluded by April 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In 2019, the Community Foundation is welcoming proposals from Mendocino County organizations and governmental entities (including museums), and public and private schools for education and appreciation of textile and fiber arts.

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:

Timeline:
Deadline for Submission Extended: January 15, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

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 of award 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: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2295?SA=SNA&FID=35160

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Mendocino County