Joseph & Vera Long Foundation Grants

Joseph & Vera Long Foundation


Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $200,000

Next deadline: Jul 23, 2018 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Feb 26, 2019 (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program, Capital Project, Biomedical, Research

Location of project: Hawaii, Counties in California: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Note: Applications due by February 26 are for requests for $50,000-$200,000 only. Applications  due by July 23 are for requests for $10,000-$49,000 only. 

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation awards grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations using a competitive process that aims to find the best combination of organizations and projects which achieve the objectives of the Foundation. 

Geographic Focus: Grants will be awarded for selected projects that benefit the communities of Northern California or Hawaii.

The Foundation does fund capital projects with an added preference for projects that will be completed with our contribution. 

Specific Fields of Interest

Grants will be awarded to selected organizations involved in the fields of Conservation, Education and Healthcare.

Grants will be awarded to selected organizations involved in the fields of:

Conservation

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation seeks to conserve the natural environment of Northern California and Hawaii by supporting efforts in the areas of:

  • habitat preservation
  • access to public lands
  • environmental education
  • scientific research

The Foundation supports projects that have realistic goals and benefits, and that are responsive to the needs of the local economy and community.

Education

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation seeks to enhance education in the communities of Northern California and Hawaii by supporting projects in the areas of:

  • core curriculum enrichment
  • innovation in teaching
  • career cultivation
  • educational services for students with special learning needs

The Foundation funds projects for a specific purpose that are not for ongoing agency/program expenses. These projects have realistic goals and benefits and are responsive to the needs of the local economy and community.  

Healthcare

The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation seeks to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Northern California and Hawaii.  

We aim to make a difference by providing financial support to organizations which:

  • provide needed health support services;
  • advance patient care and medical treatment through research and innovation;
  • improve the quality of life of those afflicted by life-limiting disease or conditions.

The Foundation targets projects that have realistic goals and deliver meaningful benefits. 

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

Eligibility:

  • In order to apply for a grant, an organization must be recognized by the IRS as being described in Section 501(c)(3) and 509 (a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and be invited by the Foundation to submit an application.
  • Specific Fields of Interest: Grants will be awarded to selected organizations involved in the fields of Conservation, Education and Healthcare.
  • Geographic Focus: Grants will be awarded for selected projects that benefit the communities of Northern California or Hawaii.

Preferences:

  • For all grants, the Foundation prefers new, innovative projects which will be completed with the Foundation's contribution.
  • Conservation
    • The Foundation prefers projects that demonstrate some of the following characteristics:
      • Tangible Results - The Foundation prefers capital projects and ones that result in permanent habitat protection, e.g., land acquisition, conservation easements, lasting habitat preservation, or scientific work product.
      • Matching Funding - Projects that will leverage the Foundation's funding to obtain additional private or public support.
      • Innovation - Projects that are innovative in terms of goals, scientific approach, funding, or relationships among stakeholders.
      • Catalysis - Projects that catalyze additional support and conservation-related activities ancillary to the project's primary focus, such as scientific research conducted on land acquired with the Foundation's support.
  • Education
    • Preference is given to projects that demonstrate some of the following characteristics:
      • Innovation - Projects that are original in terms of approach, objectives and progressive outlook.
      • Measurable/Cost Effectiveness - Projects that are effective in their goals, emphasize accountability, have some form of measurability and are cost effective.
      • Matching Funding - Projects that will leverage our funding to obtain additional private or public support and that are financially sustainable over the long term with alternate revenue streams or future funding options.
      • Opportunity to Make a Difference - Projects that have a broader impact and can be shared and replicated in the greater community.
  • Healthcare
    • While every project considered for funding is unique, preference is given to those which include the following:
      • Financial Sustainability/Diversity of support - Projects with a model for future funding or revenue
      • Opportunity for Growth - Projects that can lead to a larger impact through scalability or replication
      • Measurable effectiveness - Organizations that emphasize accountability and track progress throughout the project
    • Special consideration will also be given to projects focused on the following areas:
      • Training and support for caregivers
      • Aging with Dignity
      • Integrative Medicine
      • Healthy Eating/Active Living

Ineligibility:

  • RFIs will not be accepted:
    • for the support of solely religious, sacramental or theological functions
    • in support of political bodies or campaigns
    • to individuals or foreign organizations
    • for loans or the payback of debt
    • for covering operating deficits
    • for purposes of memorializing an individual
    • if an organization has already submitted an RFI within the same calendar year
  • With very few exceptions, the Foundation prefers to not make grants for operating support. There are some cases where we have supported a smaller organization for an extended period and choose to make nominal contributions which are used for operating support. 


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