FRANCES LANGFORD FUND FOR MARTIN COUNTY
2021 GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS & INFORMATION
The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie’s Grants Committee policy statement: To partner with the not-for-profit sector by investing in innovative, diverse, and inclusive programs that have a measurable impact on the community.
The Community Foundation Martin – St. Lucie (TCFMSL) is pleased to announce the 2021 grants process.
The Community Foundation’s Grants Committee has elected to offer one grant opportunity for 2021.
All applications must demonstrate verifiable need and organizational sustainability. Applications should highlight collective impact possibilities where outcomes will benefit multiple organizations, a broader population, or the community at large. An ideal request will leverage relationships and resources with other entities to make, amplify, and/or magnify change.
As we consider the past and look forward into the future, we are mindful of the many complex, and important issues facing our community and the not for profit sector. Among these issues diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, environmental sustainability and disaster relief are of immediate concern. In this year’s application we are asking that applicants share policies, procedures and actions that might have been taken to begin to address the challenges presented by these issues. Grant funds may be used to develop or enhance the applicant organization’s capacity as it related to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, environmental sustainability and disaster relief.
- Martin County only.
- Be incorporated and approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3).
- Be in existence for 3 years (mandatory).
- Units of government, private and community foundations are not eligible to apply.
GRANT LIMITS AND AWARD RANGE
- One application per organization.
- Grant request range: $25,000 to $150,000.
- GuideStar rating of silver or higher.
- Organization has a well-defined and viable plan for sustainability.
- Organization has identified potential and/or secured matching sources of funds.
- Up to 20% may be used for expenses related to general operations/administrative expenses
- Expenses directly related to the program / project
- Seed funding for new, enhanced or expanded services
- Salaries for essential staff
- Equipment and supplies
- IT related
- Staff development and training
- Adaptation of a facility or program as a result of COVID-19