CFTHC Community Impact Fund Grant

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Jun 1, 2018 10:00am PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group Government Entity College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Texas: Bandera County, Edwards County, Gillespie County, Kendall County, Kerr County Expand all

Location of residency: Counties in Texas: Bandera County, Edwards County, Gillespie County, Kendall County, Kerr County Expand all

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Overview:

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country’s aim is to improve the quality of life for area residents. We work hard to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care and strive to make grant decisions that not only promote solutions to community challenges, but also build the capacity of nonprofits to collaboratively partner with others to improve the quality of life.

Community Impact Fund

The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country makes grants through its Community Impact Fund: a responsive, open, competitive application process with only one annual deadline. The Community Impact Fund invests in four areas:

  • arts and culture,
  • basic human needs,
  • environment, and
  • youth development.

Two Types of Support

The Foundation considers both general operating support and program support.

Organizations should decide whether to apply for general operating support or for program support; either type of request is eligible for the Community Impact Fund.

  • General operating support is unrestricted funding. Organizations may use the funds for administrative purposes, to meet monthly obligations, to support programming, pay salaries, or to meet other organizational needs.
  • Program support is funding for a specific program of an organization. The Foundation considers program support for new or existing projects and programs. Funds can be used for any element of the program’s budget.

For general operating support requests, organizations must submit a current strategic plan that covers two or more years of operating. Requests can be no more than 10% of the organization’s last completed fiscal year’s expenses.

For program support requests, organizations must submit a program or project budget. Requests can be no more than 80% of the program or project budget.

Community Impact Areas

The Community Impact Fund invests in four areas: arts and culture, basic human needs, environment, and youth development.

Arts and Culture

In 2018, the Community Impact Fund will support arts and culture by funding organizations that present, produce, or provide arts programming for the public; art forms supported can be dance, design, folk arts, literature, media arts, music, opera, performance arts, theatre, and visual arts. Additionally, organizations that promote and/or preserve the region’s history and culture will be considered.

Basic Human Needs

In 2018, the Community Impact Fund will support basic human needs by funding organizations and programs that address hunger, poverty, family violence, the needs of seniors, and lack of access to basic medical care.

Environment

In 2018, the Community Impact Fund will support the environment by funding organizations and programs that address environmental stewardship and/or education. Nature education, energy and water conservation, land stewardship, wildlife protection, and maintaining dark skies are all priorities that will be considered.

Youth Development

In 2018, the Community Impact Fund will support the next generation by funding organizations and programs that work with children and youth, from birth through age 21.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Located in or providing services to residents in Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Real, or Uvalde counties.
  • Classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • A minimum of 12 months of operating history after 501(c)(3) determination.
  • Annual operating expenses greater than $35,000.
  • Organizations with annual operating budgets over $400,000 must have audited financial statements; organizations with annual operating budgets between $35,000 and $399,999 must have reviewed financial statements.
  • 100% of Board of Directors have made a personal cash donation or made financially measurable in-kind contributions during the last completed fiscal year.
  • Filed grant reports for previous competitive Community Foundation grants

Ineligibility:

  • Additionally, the Foundation’s Community Impact Fund grants do not fund the following:
    • Capital campaigns
    • Building endowments or reserve funds
    • Membership drives
    • Special events or sponsorships
    • Retroactive funding, as in, activities that are completed prior to when funding becomes available
    • Debt retirement
    • Grants to individuals
    • Grants for re-granting purposes
    • Multi-year funding requests
    • Conferences, travel, or professional development
    • Medical, scientific, or academic research
    • Political campaigns or religious activities
    • Scholarships


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