Park City Community Foundation (the Community Foundation) is a nonprofit organization creating an enduring philanthropic community to benefit all the people of greater Park City. To this end, the Community Foundation awards grants to local nonprofit organizations involved in arts and culture, education, sports and recreation, children and families, health and human services, youth services, conservation and environment, minority programs, and other community-based efforts. The Community Foundation will provide program/project, general support, research, demonstration, capacity building, and matching grants.
Our business practices and decisions are led by our values:
Partnership – answering community needs by convening donors, nonprofits and other partners
Professionalism – creating a culture of data-driven decision-making, performing in an efficient and transparent manner to validate trust of our donors, our partners and the community
Leadership – proactively addressing community issues by providing vision, inspiration and ideas
Innovation – elevating the community through thoughtful initiatives and strategic risk-taking
Community Fund Grants Timeline
Note: In light of the widespread economic impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofits and their programs, we encourage organizations to apply for general/unrestricted support rather than a specific project.
The Community Fund Grants Committee is composed of at least four members. This committee evaluates the grant proposals and applications and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors for final review and approval. Our 2020 Community Fund Grants Committee includes Anna Frachou (Chair), Courtney Caplan, Mary Ellis, Jolie Iacobelli, Robert La Forgia, Hank Louis, Karen Marriott, Sydney Reed, Bob Richer, and Maureen Saborio. To learn more about our board and the committee members, visit our website: parkcitycf.org/about-us/board-of-directors/.
Community Foundation staff and Grants Committee members are committed to providing ongoing communication and feedback with applicants and grantees. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Community Foundation with questions or concerns about the grant program, your application, and the process.
Board of Directors
The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of up to 34 members who meet four times a year. The Board reviews grant requests and takes final action via email vote on the recommendations made by the Grants Committee.
The Community Foundation staff processes and prepares the grant applications for review by the Grants Committee and Board of Directors. They serve and assist the Grants Committee, but do not vote on grant awards. After grants are awarded, the Community Foundation staff, board members, and/or donors will participate in the monitoring and evaluation process of all grant projects and programs through site visits.
Current Types of Support
The Grants Committee will emphasize support to organizations serving the greater Park City region in the following areas: existing or new programs/projects; operating support; equipment; consulting services; matching funds; technical assistance; start-up funds; and joint requests from multiple applicants.
Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits; sponsorships, dinners, or one-time events; fellowships or other grants to individuals; loans; litigation; political or marketing campaigns; endowment funds; graduate and post-graduate research; or for purposes that further political or religious doctrine. Only one application per organization per grant cycle will be considered, except when an organization is applying as a collaborative effort of two or more nonprofit organizations.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements
Park City Community Foundation will consider grant applications from organizations meeting all of the following eligibility requirements:
Grants will fall generally in the range of $1,000-$10,000, depending on the amount available for distribution. The Grants Committee does have authority to authorize smaller grants.
The Grants Committee will use the following criteria to review applications. These criteria are not exclusive, and the board reserves the right to use its own best judgment when making final grant awards.
Needs Assessment and Potential Impact
Indicator (either of the following):
Strategically Planned Approach
Significant Results & Benefits
Organizational Capacity & Staff Qualifications
Park City Community Foundation makes a small number of multiyear Community Fund Grants. The Community Foundation will specifically invite selected organizations to submit applications that cover two- or three-year periods. Organizations not invited to submit a multi-year proposal should submit a regular annual grant proposal. Any multiyear grants awarded will be subject to annual renewal based on the results of annual site visits, funding availability, and any other factors at the discretion of the Community Fund Grants Committee.
Organizations with an active multiyear grant may submit, before the annual grant application deadline, a simple letter requesting grant continuation, rather than submitting a full application.
Possible Complementary Funding
To increase the amount available to distribute through the Community Fund Grants program, the Community Foundation may approach donor advised fundholders and/or other donors to invite them to co-fund a limited number of Community Fund Grants. Applying organizations should be aware that their application information may be shared by the Community Foundation with these fundholders and/or donors to invite them to participate in funding. Any organization not wishing to have their information shared should contact Rachel Olson at email@example.com or 435-731-4250 to request that their information not be shared.
Community Fund Grant applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on Thursday, May 7, 2020.
How to Submit: