Applying for Grants
Prospective applicants are encouraged to telephone or write the Consultant to determine whether their proposed program falls within the Foundation's areas of interest to support:
- Wildlife conservation and restoration and projects in Northern California;
- Seminal opportunities to improve and extend environmental education;
- Launch and expand innovative K-12 public education initiatives;
Grant Application Procedures
The Foundation does not have a standard application
form. Applicants should send one complete proposal to the Consultant with
the following elements:
- Brief description of
the applying organization and proposed program.
- Amount of request.
- Statement that the proposal
is supported by the organization's governing board.
- Name, address and telephone
number of the appropriate contact person.
- Description of the purpose and need for the program
and the problems it addresses.
- Program goals and objectives to be achieved.
- Description of geographic area and target population
to be served.
- Outline of specific activities and timeline to
achieve the program goals and objectives.
- Measurable objectives to evaluate program results.
- Names and qualifications of the key personnel
who will implement the program.
- Names and principal affiliations of the officers,
directors and senior staff.
- Brief history of the organization.
- Description of services, past accomplishments
and capacity to execute the program.
- Detailed program budget itemized by standard accounting
revenue and expense categories.
- The amount requested from the Foundation and how
these funds will be used.
- List of other private and public funders approached
and the amounts both requested and received to date for support of the
- Plan to generate continued funding for the program
at the end of the grant. If the request is for multi-year funding, state
the reasons why more than one year of support is necessary and provide
a budget for each year of requested support.
- Overall organizational budget covering the years
during which the proposed program will take place.
- Most recent annual financial statement, preferably
audited. If an audited statement is unavailable, provide financial statements
of revenue and expenses and IRS Form 990.
- A copy of the organization's current IRS exemption
- Any other supporting materials that would be helpful
in evaluating the proposal.