What We Fund

Preference will be given to projects that contribute to the community's growing needs for artistic, cultural, recreational, educational, environmental, health and social service-related programs.

Organizations must demonstrate vision, action, effectiveness, fiscal responsibility and good management.

Applicants must establish the seriousness of the need and the degree of potential benefit to the community served.

It must be clear that the organization and its personnel are able to achieve results.

A clear outline of partnership, co-operation and co-ordination with other similar programs or projects should be evident.

The likelihood of independence from Foundation support must be clear, as well as reasonable assurances that the amount requested is sufficient to achieve results.

The degree of volunteer participation and citizen involvement along with constructive attention to diversity and positive change should be evident.

All applicants will be required to complete a grant application form and supply requested reference information. A meeting with the Grant Making Committee or the Executive Director may be required.

Applicants receiving a grant will be required to submit a final report upon completion of the project. The Foundation reserves the right to audit the project on completion or at intervals during the project.