Wood-Claeyssens Foundation Grants
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Grant amount: Unspecified amount
Next anticipated deadline: May 30, 2020 11:59pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)
Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 30, 2020 11:59pm PDT (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program
Location of project: Counties in California: Santa Barbara County, Ventura County
Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in California: Santa Barbara County, Ventura County Other eligible locations: United StatesView website Save Need help writing this grant?
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Note: New applicants must contact the Foundation for an invitation to submit an LOI & access to the application system.
Wood-Claeyssens Foundation Grants
The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation enhances the quality of life in the local community through grantmaking to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations serving the Santa Barbara and Ventura County areas.
Through its grant-making to various nonprofit organizations, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation enables those in need to acquire the basic necessities of life – food, clothing, shelter, social services, public safety, and self-actualization – and to enhance their quality of living. The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation believes in anonymous giving and strategic philanthropy, maximizing its impact in the community through its careful selection of qualified grantees. The Foundation hopes to serve as a pillar of support for the nonprofit sector, assisting nonprofits in fulfilling their missions by offering funding to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.
Areas of Funding
Organizations that actively promote community improvement, philanthropy, and volunteerism; serve disadvantaged communities or individuals by fostering personal growth, achievement of one’s potential, and improving quality of life; and those focused on culture & humanities.
Organizations supporting local Police, Sheriff, Fire, and Search & Rescue Departments. In addition, WCF actively supports many organizations serving active duty military and retired veterans. Special attention is also given to requests regarding Police/Sheriff K-9 dogs.
Nonprofit Social Services
All-inclusive – everything to do with people’s wellbeing and the welfare of others. Community Service organizations (YMCA’s, Boys & Girls Clubs, Food Banks, etc.), foster youth programs, elderly/senior support, and physical & mental wellbeing.
Organizations with missions focused on providing assistance to meet people’s basic needs (food, shelter, clothing, health), especially those focused on supporting those in need in becoming self sustained. Job training, disaster relief, child advocates, and children & youth programs are also included in this category.
Domestic abuse homes, recovery centers, and temporary shelters used during natural/accidental disasters. The WCF also places high long-term solutions to individuals and families facing housing difficulties.
Agriculture, Food & Nutrition
Local Food Banks, Rescue Missions, and other food centers (e.g. Unity Shoppe). Organizations tackling issues of hunger, food insecurity, and food distribution.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Applications for funding are considered only from organizations that qualify as follows:
- Organizations submitting proposals must be tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as “not a private foundation” under section 509(a).
- Organizations must reapply each year if they wish to be considered.
- Funding preference is given to organizations headquartered in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
- Funding is not available to:
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious belief
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