Sand Hill Foundation Grantmaking Program: Small Capital Needs
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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000
Next anticipated deadline: Mar 29, 2020
Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 30, 2020
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Capital Project
Location of project: Counties in California: San Mateo County, Santa Clara County
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
About this funder:
Our Focus Areas
How Communities Thrive: When people are provided with opportunities to grow, they flourish. When they care for the world around them, they contribute to a sustainable future. That’s why we support partners whose work focuses on people and place — work that makes a positive and lasting impact on our regional community.
Health & Opportunity
The Health & Opportunity program is focused on health, education, and economic opportunity in our local community. Current priorities within this broad scope are: mental health through The Wellness Partnership, primary care for low-income families, middle and high school age out-of-school-time programs with strong academic and college access orientations, college completion supports, and asset-building opportunities such as workforce development and housing.
Economic mobility is fueled by good health, a strong spirit, higher education, and employment opportunities. Sand Hill Foundation funds programs that help low-income families and youth stabilize, grow and thrive.
- Programs that expand access to community health care services, including direct services and preventative education, mental health programs for youth, and crisis and grief counseling.
- Economic Opportunity:
- Asset-building activities like entrepreneurship, vocational training, and financial literacy coaching for low-income individuals and working families.
- Educational Opportunity:
- Academic, college access and completion, and character-building programs that take place after school and in summer, as well as scholarships, internships, and fellowships for youth and young adults.
Environment & Sustainability
The Environment & Sustainability program is focused on conservation, environmental education, and sustainability practices in our local community.
Current priorities in this field of interest are open space preservation, land stewardship, hands-on science education outdoors, implementation of Next Generation Science Standards, and efforts to expand sustainability practices at the local level.
Ensuring a Resource Rich Future
Our natural environment, public health, and economic prosperity are deeply interconnected. Preserving and protecting natural resources requires a long-term view and sustained commitment to future generations.
- Open space preservation and stewardship, primarily in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara Counties, and environmentally-sustainable business and farming practices.
- Environmental Education:
- Local programs that offer in-depth learning and promote a lifetime of environmental stewardship;
- science-based educational opportunities that use environmental experiences or principles to contribute to California teaching standards;
- and opportunities for low-income students to learn and live outdoors.
- Community-based efforts to build awareness and engagement in activities that balance economic, environmental, and social benefits.
Small Capital Needs Grants
A Fund for Community Building
There are times when one-time expenditures are necessary that fall beyond annual operating costs. Sand Hill Foundation offers small capital needs grants of up to $50,000 for urgent capital needs or consulting expenses.
Examples of past capital grants include: the costs of an unexpected office move, a new youth group van, technology upgrades, and the build-out of a small-business incubator space.
Examples of past capacity building consulting grants include: the design of an integrated database, expanded evaluation systems for youth programs, and strategic planning and financial modeling following a growth campaign.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- All organizations working within our focus areas and geographic scope are eligible to apply for small capital grants.
- Our funding serves San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties, from the Pacific Coast to the San Francisco Bay, and from Daly City to Mountain View.
- Requests must be locally focused.
- The Foundation will support only those organizations with strong and consistently applied non-discrimination policies.
- Priority will be given to capital investments that:
- Meet an urgent need within the organization
- Are timely and strategic
- Are well researched
- Have a detailed completion plan in place
- Grantees who have received two grants in the last year are ineligible for a capital grant.
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