Applying For Grants or Scholarships
The ability to apply for competitive grants is announced to the local media and through this website. A simple application form is submitted by a specified deadline.
The Foundation’s Competitive Grants and Scholarships Committee reviews the applications and select the most worthy for competitive grants that year. A simple written agreement is executed between the recipient and the Foundation and funds must typically be spent within one year of receipt.
In general, the Foundation does not approve grant requests outside the normal grant review cycle.
Scholarship applications are submitted directly through the high schools. Please contact your respective high school to learn about the application process. In general, applications are submitted in the fall/winter and awarded each May.
Grant Criteria and Priorities
For 2013, the Foundation has changed its traditional grant application process to focus on the organization’s initiatives. Please see our latest press release (under News and Events) on this topic. Initiatives are also explained in detail on the side bar after you select Applying for Grants and Scholarships.
Funding will only be given for a specific project that meets the following criteria:
Clearly addresses one of two Initiatives:
1. Aging in Place Seniors initiative
2. Support the learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative
Only complete applications will be considered. You must include all of the following:
1. Application for Funding
2. Grant Project Budget
3. Signature Page
- Applications not addressing an initiative will not be accepted
- Is for the public benefit and serves Calaveras County residents
- Shows evidence of non-discriminatory policies in hiring staff and providing services
- Is not for an endowment fund or an annual campaign, to retire long-term indebtedness or to a private foundation or other grant-making organization
- Does not support or influence a political purpose (legislation or elections) or promote a specific religion
- Is not for personnel expenses or overhead expenses of any type
A project that
- Is innovative and clearly address one of the two initiatives
- Provides a unique and positive impact within Calaveras County
- Demonstrates excellent planning and clear feasibility, with reasonable work plans, including benchmarks of performance and means of measuring success
- Includes collaboration with other Calaveras County agencies or organizations
- Does not duplicate existing services or projects
- Can be funded, or partially funded, for $500-$10,000
- Can be completed within 12 months
Grant funding for 2013 ended on May 31. Applicants will be notified during the months of July and August. CCF thanks everyone who submitted a grant application for 2013.