Grant Guidelines

In keeping with its Mission statement, the Foundation supports those grant proposals that serve humanitarian, social service, education, health, arts, and cultural programs. The Foundation’s Community Outreach Grant Program was developed to improve and enhance life for the residents of the Greater Prescott community.

General guidelines of importance to the Grants Committee include:

  • Organizations seeking grant funding must be an IRS recognized direct 501 c (3) charitable organization
  • The organization and program seeking funds must provide its benefits and services to the quad-city area of Yavapai County
  • Outreach grants for new or substantially improved programs are given priority over those seeking support for established programs
  • Programs that promote community partnerships and benefit a broad spectrum of the community will be given priority
  • There must be a demonstrated need for and clear benefits of the program
  • There must be a demonstrated source of continued funding if the program is to be continued beyond the grant period
  • Organizations that receive a significant portion of their funding from the state or federal government will receive lower priority
  • Grants typically range from $1,500 to $15,000
  • Organizations awarded a grant by the Foundation agree to submit a report outlining how the grant funds were expended and the results of the project

What the Foundation will not consider for funding:

  • Providing general operating expenses for the requesting organization
  • Providing funds for debt reduction by the requesting organization
  • Providing grants to fund endowment funds of the requesting organization
  • Providing funds as part of a capital campaign