2020 Women’s Giving Fund Grant Guidelines
The mission of the Community Foundation’s Park City Women’s Giving Fund is Park City women supporting other Summit County women and children in need through endowed, high impact philanthropy. Women’s Giving Fund will use earned income from the Women’s Giving Fund endowment to fund an annual high impact grant that supports women and/or children in need in Summit County, Utah. A high impact project is one that can provide measurable outcomes that are transformative in the way they change lives, alter a community, or address a root issue, rather than acting as a temporary solution. Impact may vary based on a nonprofit’s size. Collaboration within the community is encouraged.
In addition to creating high impact, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which have applied to the IRS for such status, may apply. Receipt letter from the IRS of application is required at time of application to Park City Community Foundation. Applicants without 501(c)(3) status, but which are operating under an organization qualified as a 501(c)(3) organization, may apply separately if they have their own advisory board and have the written consent of the qualified organization. In that case, the application must contain a letter of agreement between the two organizations, which sets forth the responsibilities of each organization.
Grants may support program/project costs, capital projects and equipment, consulting services, matching funds, technical assistance, and joint requests from multiple applicants (collaborations).
Grants will not be awarded for debt reductions or retiring past operating deficits; sponsorships, dinners, or one-time events; unrestricted or general operating support; fellowships or other grants to individuals; litigation; political or marketing campaigns; endowment funds; graduate and post-graduate research; or for purposes that further political or religious doctrine.
One grantee will be chosen per year. A recipient cannot reapply as the primary grantee for three years after the year they received the grant. Finalist applications will be posted on our website for all members to access.
Women’s Giving Fund Grant Amount
The 2020 Women’s Giving Fund Grant award amount will be approximately $35,000. Park City Community Foundation’s Board of Directors will annually set the amount for the grant. Funding can be awarded in one year, but disbursed over 1-3 years depending on outcomes achieved. Funds must be used within 3 years of receiving the grant.
Grant Process and Timeline 2020
Community Foundation staff processes and prepares the grant applications for review by the Women’s Giving Fund Grants Committee and Board of Directors. They serve and assist the Women’s Giving Fund Grants Committee, but do not vote on committee matters. (Staff who are also Women’s Giving Fund members may participate in the all-member voting to choose the final grant awardee.) After grants are awarded, 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.
The Grants Committee is composed of eleven women and girls selected from the Women’s Giving Fund membership. The committee evaluates the grant applications, and with the Board of Directors’ approval, recommends three finalists to the whole Women’s Giving Fund membership for a vote.
Board of Directors
The Park City Community Foundation Board of Directors consists of up to 30 members who meet four times a year. Grant requests are reviewed by the Board and final action is taken on the recommendation made by the Grants Committee. To learn more about our Board, visit parkcitycf.org/board-of-directors/.
The Women’s Giving Fund Grants Committee will use the following criteria to review applications. These criteria are not exclusive, and the Committee and Board of Directors reserve the right to use their own best judgment when making grant awards.
Needs Assessment and Potential Impact Indicator (either of the following):
Strategically Planned Approach Indicators:
Significant Results & Benefits Indicators:
Organizational Capacity & Staff Qualifications Indicators:
Project/Program Budget Indicators:
Please apply online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=parkcitycf by Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Questions? See the Frequently Asked Questions page, and please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-731-4250.