The Foundation accepts and processes applications for grants and scholarships twice a year. The deadlines are April 15 and October 15.
For specific inquiries regarding the grants program, contact Phylene Wiggins, Vice President of Community Investments, at (805) 988-0196, Ext. 130, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each application must include:
Completed official Swift Foundation Request for Assistance/Grant Application Form and Project Budget & Financial Information Summary
List of Current Agency Board of Directors with their community or professional affiliations
One copy of the agency’s current 501(c)(3) letter verifying non-profit status
One copy of the agency’s most recent annual audit. For organizations with an annual operating budget under $500,000 and/or without audited financial statements, in-house income and expense statements and a balance sheet are acceptable
only if verified and signed by two officers of the agency’s Board of Directors.
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR FUNDING:
Each applicant must be a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit community-based organization and may submit no more than one application per year.
Non-profit agencies must have an active Board of Directors and each application must include information indicating financial viability and capacity to conduct the project to be funded.
The organization must be located in Ventura County or the program must serve Ventura County residents in accordance with the purpose of Swift Memorial Health Care Foundation by providing health care services to Ventura County residents.
Funds may be granted for such things as existing program expenses, program expansion, project start-ups, personnel expenses and staff or volunteer training directly related to the program. Funds may also be granted for technical assistance, equipment and facility costs directly associated with the proposed project.
Funds will not be granted for organizational deficits, annual fund drives, general operating expenses, political activities, religious or sectarian activities, endowments, research or non-project related expenses.
Swift Memorial Health Care Foundation prefers not to fund recurrent salaried positions. Grant sizes typically range from $3,000 to $10,000 and are usually awarded for accomplishing a definite purpose within a specified time period – normally not more than one year.