Grant Guidelines are currently under review for FY 15/16.
Petaluma Community Foundation is dedicated to identifying and targeting where the needs are greatest in our community by working closely with our local nonprofits. PCF is invested in creating and sustaining an interconnected network of core nonprofit programs that improve lives and enrich quality of life across our community for those who need our help the most.
For FY 2014, grants ranged in size with a maximum award of $15,000. Collaborative efforts for youth at-risk were prioritized.
In general, the following requirements apply:
To qualify, organizations must have a current IRS 501(c)(3) designation.
Priority is given to those organizations with programs that:
- Primarily serve the greater Petaluma area
- Collaborate significantly with other organizations in program design and delivery
- Demonstrate positive impact from services provided
- Provide programs that serve our target populations with the greatest needs
Our target populations and related activities include:
- Programs that promote optimal child development with active parental engagement
- Activities that encourage positive choices and leadership activities
- Services that help youth successfully cope with the challenges of adolescence
- Activities which are designed to both prevent and re-direct at-risk behaviors
Families and Individuals
- Programs that provide support to families and individuals facing a variety of day-to-day mental, physical, and/or economic challenges
- Services that strengthen families and help them remain intact
- Programs which are designed to enhance independent living opportunities
- Supportive services that promote personal independence, such as affordable housing, meal delivery, transportation, counseling and case management
- Programs that provide assistance with basic needs that help a senior age in place with security, dignity and respect
The initial application is a 2 to 3 page Letter of Inquiry (Tax ID # included), due June 2, 2014, which provides the following information:
- Who: A very brief summary of your organization’s mission and primary goals
- What and How: A concise problem statement and measurable objectives that demonstrate positive impact in addressing the challenges identified
- When: A timeframe for proposed activities
- Request: A specific request and how it relates to the total project or organizational budget
All applicants must include a current (FY 14/15) profit and loss statement and a projected budget for FY 15/16.
Site visits will be conducted for those organizations selected for further consideration. Based on the site visit, additional information may be required. Final decisions will be made by the Grant Committee. Interim and final reports will be required, as per the Grant Agreement, which document the use and impact of the grant award.
Proposals may be e-mailed directly to Marilyn Segal, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call 707.773.3863 with any questions.