Saturday, April 28, 2018

Spring 2018 Grants Catalog at SPCCF

Our first Grants Catalog is open for donations. There are seven grant proposals from local and regional nonprofits. Please take the time to go look at these proposals—each one is helping meet a specific need in our community. 

This is the direct link to the Grants Catalog:
Timberland Regional Library's summer reading program last year gave a book to each child who finished, for many children, this was the first book of their own.

Q:  How do local nonprofits get their proposals included?
A:  SPCCF sends out a notice that we are accepting proposals, which those organizations fill out on line, or we complete for them. This time, we completed the requests for them. Then the foundation board reviews all the proposals and decides which ones to include.

Q:  What are the costs to each participating nonprofit?
A:  Nothing. SPCCF decided to match all expenses (credit card fees, about 2.4%) and waive our management fee (1%) for this catalog. Typical crowdfunding online costs over 10%. For this local grants catalog, a dollar donated is a dollar that will go to the participating nonprofit. 

Q:  How long will this catalog be open?
A:  It started on April 25th and will close on May 31st. 

Q:  When will nonprofits get their grants?
A:  Soon after the catalog closes, within two weeks, by mid June. 

Q:  How do I get my organization’s proposal in the next Grants Catalog?
A:  Contact SPCCF, tell us what you would like to propose, and we will help set you up for the next one. We look for proposals for specific projects within each organization, plus cost for that project.

[See your organization's logo here, next year!]

Q:  Who participated this time?
A:  These are the current participants:
Back to School Program, sponsored by Peninsula Baptist Church
Community Beach Cleanup, AKA Grassroots Garbage Gang
Food 4 Kids Programs, sponsored by Long Beach Elks and Ocean Park United Methodist Church
Peninsula Poverty Response
Timberland Regional Library

Q:  This is an online donation program, so what is the minimum donation?
A:  Five dollars ($5) is the minimum. For $35, you can donate $5 to each proposal! Give it a try: 

Last day to donate is May 31st, 2018.