In this section you will tell us about the program or project for which you are requesting financial assistance. Please use the format and headings shown below and provide all of the information requested within the maximum number of words allowed under each heading.
Enter a brief description of your organization’s prior experience implementing the same or similar program or project; i.e., tell the reviewers why your organization has the experience and current capacity for success in the proposed activity.
Briefly describe how grant funds will be used for your project/program, including the target population and how many people will it benefit. If you will be collaborating with other organizations, please explain how and include a letter of support from the organization.
Tell us what you want to accomplish using BCCF funding with this project/program? List up to three expected measurable outcomes/results. We will use your stated goals for evaluation purposes at the end of the project and ask you to provide documentation on the grant evaluation report form.
Alignment with BCCF’s Grant Program Goals
Tell us how the project aligns with the Community Foundation’s overall grant objectives as outlined in the “Purpose of the Grant Program” in the Grant Application Instructions.
Tell us about the resources your organization is allocating toward the program or project. This can include money, staff and/or volunteer time, equipment, supplies, space, etc.
What will happen if BCCF is not able to fund this project?
Please let us know what role BCCF funding will play in your ability to initiate, implement, and/or complete the project/program.
**Complete this section ONLY if applying for funding specific to the Youth Grant Cycle. If this section is not completed for the Youth Grant Cycle, the applicaion will not be reviewed!**
Grant applications are accepted from January 1 - January 31 each year for projects that directly and exclusively support young people ages 0 – 21.
Our Youth Advisory Council makes reviews and makes recommendations for grants from our Youth Project Fund. To qualify for grants from the Youth Project Fund, projects much be designed to serve youth AND involve youth in a significant way. Tell us how you partnered with youth in at least one of the following ways:
1) the applicant has youth on its governing board,
2) the applicant has youth on a standing committee,
3) the applicant has youth on its advisory committee who assisted in project design and/or
4) youth wrote or assisted in writing the grant proposal and had input in project design.
**Complete this section ONLY if your request is for computers, services, or other technology. If this section is not completed for a technology grant, the applicaion will not be reviewed!**
If technology is part of your grant request, you MUST address the following questions:
Reminder: Most grants awarded are between $500 and $7,000. Please note that the total project income must match total expenses and the total the amount of the project and BCCF request on the cover sheet.
Please include a budget narrative explaining any excess expenses over expected revenue, or other discrepancies.
We provide a spreadsheet for your use. Please see “Grant Application Instructions” on our website for more information on how to complete the spreadsheet. You can find the Sample of Budget spreadsheet on our website as well. You do not have to use the spreadsheet, but your budget should include the following information (preferably in a table format):