Foothills Community Alliance
Community Project Funding Guidelines
PURPOSE: Foothills Community Alliance (FCA) is an association whose purpose is to enhance the community by providing the means by which the residents of Columbia Valley may create long-term self- reliance and health equity, and to implement permanent, meaningful projects that benefit the entire community. It focuses efforts around key issues with a mission to support children, young families, elderly, and individuals so they can develop the skills and opportunities they need to lead healthy, productive lives.
USE OF FUNDS: Funds are to be used on behalf of the residents of Columbia Valley, the geographic area which includes the Urban Growth Area of Columbia Valley. A map of the area can be made available upon request. The funds disbursed on behalf of the community (such as to a vendor/contractor, fiscal sponsor or non- profit organization) must benefit the community at large or address a specific issue of concern to the community. Funds cannot be dispersed for the benefit of any individual. Funds must be for an identifiable community benefit which can be documented as to its anticipated outcomes, including at a minimum, the number of people who will benefit.
REQUEST FOR FUNDS: Individuals or organizations requesting funds from the FCA Board will be asked to complete the Request for Funds Documents and submit a written proposal or presentation no later than 6- 8 days prior to our scheduled monthly meetings to be added to the agenda. FCA General Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Individuals are required to provide at a minimum 2-3 quotes when requesting funds for services or products. Individuals will be scheduled to attend an FCA Board meeting to formally present their request for funding to be considered. FCA approvals may be delayed up to 30 days if additional material or questions arise during the presentation. Written proposals and all other required documentation may be attached to the following application. Requests will be limited to one project per submittal. Allow 30 days after project approval for funds to be released. Applicants should allow 30-60 days before funding is released.
FUNDING PRIORITIES: Foothills Community Alliance (FCA), will represent the Columbia Valley community in determining the optimal use of funds. FCA will work to ensure diverse and equitable community representation and broad community engagement in determining how the funds provided for community projects can most effectively increase community health and wellbeing. When considering funding a project, FCA Board Members will focus on the following needs in our community. Access to healthy food sources, Access to medical, dental and pharmaceutical services, Provide safe, clean, drug-free neighborhoods, Provide parks, trails and recreational activities, Focusing on the most vulnerable populations in our community such as; youth, elderly, homeless, mentally ill, among so many others.