Nonprofit & Agency Grants

Open to a variety of nonprofit organizations and funds, program support is offered by grantors of all types: businesses, individuals, family funds, and more. Check here for available grants, guidelines, and deadlines.

Community Grant Program

City of Chico

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

The purpose of the grant program is to engage community organizations with the goals and the objectives of the City through a community impact fund. Rather than being a primary source of funding, the City of Chico Community Grant Program requires the applicant to raise funds in the community from August 1 through September 30. Grant awards will be based on a percentage of the funds raised by each organization and limited to the first $10,000 raised; participating organizations will receive 100% of the funds they raise plus the applicable percentage of grant funding. An emphasis will be placed on proposals, which demonstrate alignment with the outlined priorities of the City for 2016-2017.

The purpose of the grant program aligns with the goals and the objectives of the City through a community impact fund. To qualify for participation in the City of Chico Community Grant Fund percentage grant, you must meet the following requirements:

-Local nonprofit organization or local program with a fiscal receiver providing direct or indirect services to Chico citizens or benefits to the City of Chico itself.

-Funds will go toward a project/initiative aligned with the outlined priorities of the Chico City Council: Public Safety, Finance & Administrative Services, Economic Development, Community Development & the Environment, and Technology & Civic Engagement.

There are a number of City-adopted plans that promote and implement the City’s priorities. Key plans include: Chico 2030 General Plan, Bidwell Park Master Management, Arts Master Plan, Economic Development Action Plan, Climate Action Plan, Diversity Action Plan.

Please fill out the application form below. The deadline to submit applications is June1.

Selected participants will be notified by email on June 29. Those who have been selected to participate in the percentage grant program, will have until July 30 to accept their invitation to participate in the program and to fill out the Objectives & Outcomes Reporting Table.

Questions can be directed to Jovanni Tricerri of the North Valley Community Foundation at jtricerri@nvcf.org or by phone at (530) 520-0497.


City of Chico Community Grant Program

If you have any questions, please contact Jovanni Tricerri at jtricerri@nvcf.org or (530) 520-0497.

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Chico Children's Endowment Grant

NVCF and Anonymous Donors

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

The Chico Children’s Endowment Fund (CCEF) is a charitable fund of the North Valley Community Foundation dedicated to benefiting children in Chico and its surrounding areas with unmet physical, emotional, or mental needs. The CCEF annual strategic grant program supports and strengthens organizations serving children.

This grant program is available to organizations who assist families with children through existing programmatic offerings in Chico, California, and surrounding areas. The grant funds are unrestricted.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis. Recipients may only receive one grant in a 12-month period.


Chico Children's Endowment Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application below, print a copy for your records and click submit. Address questions to Alexa Benson-Valavanis at avalavanis@nvcf.org.

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Stiefvater Senior Endowment Grant

The Emil & Leonora Stiefvater Senior Endowment

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

The Stiefvater Senior Endowment exists to support the emotional, physical, and/or spiritual needs of older adults. Its grant program provides financial and infrastructure support to build capacity in nonprofit organizations that serve seniors.

Grant applicants are invited to complete the application in order to begin a conversation with the funder about the needs of seniors in their community. Successful applicants will describe their current efforts, their goals for growth, and how they plan to craft sustainable long-term solutions to challenges facing seniors. Grants are intended to leverage existing funds and income streams to complete or enhance existing projects.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis. The Stiefvater Senior Endowment will award one grant per organization per fiscal year (September 1 – August 31).


Stiefvater Senior Endowment Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application below, print a copy for your records and click submit. Address questions to Alexa Benson-Valavanis at avalavanis@nvcf.org.

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Community Impact Grant

The Hignell Companies Foundation

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

The Community Impact Fund of The Hignell Companies Foundation provides financial resources for the community in areas they are eager to make an impact. All grant applications are reviewed by the Community Impact Fund Advisory Team, made up of employees from The Hignell Companies. Grants are available for industry investment, social welfare, community betterment, and Christian spiritual growth and transformation.

For more information, visit The Hignell Companies website.

Guidelines for Each Priority

The Community Impact Fund has been created to fund the following areas of priority:

1. Industry Related Education Scholarships
2. Social Welfare
3. Community Betterment
4. Christian Spiritual Growth & Betterment

Below is an overview of the fund priorities we have established, along with some examples of projects that might fit those funding priorities. This list is designed only to illustrate ideas, but not limit projects or ideas that fit within the overall guidelines.

1. Industry Related Educational Scholarships
Scholarships are intended for high school, college students or alternative students in related industries such as property management, property, construction management, carpentry, cleaning, electrical, HVAC, etc. Grants can provide funds to cover fees or tuition for educational programs and conferences. An employee recommendation is required to accompany an application.

2. Social Welfare
The Social Welfare priority focuses on widows, orphans, at-risk and vulnerable populations such as women, children, seniors and the disabled in order to improve their futures and ease the strain of daily life.
Examples of FUNDABLE projects:
• Job retraining programs
• Independent living skill development
• Special outings, camps and excursions
• Emergency shelter or rehabilitation facilities

3. Community Betterment
The Community Betterment priority focuses on public safety, and programs that enhance the habitability of our community for all citizens.
Examples of FUNDABLE projects:
• Collaborative safety projects
• Sober grad night
• Specialized task forces
• Equipment
• Homeless service provision
• Programs that encourage community service

4. Christian Spiritual Growth/Transformation
The Hignell Companies Foundation is interested in investing in the personal and spiritual development of individuals served by nonprofits in the community.
Examples of FUNDABLE projects:
• Mission Trips
• Conference fees
• Counseling fees
• Books or other materials
• Retreat fees
• Group training or special speakers

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Community Impact Fund of The Hignell Companies Foundation provides financial resources for the community in areas of desired impact for the company. All grant applications are reviewed by an employee advisory team. Funds are available for industry related educational scholarships, social welfare, community betterment, and spiritual growth and transformation. Individuals and organizations that qualify would be one of the following:
• 501(c)(3) or charitable equivalent
• Grant request meets one of the funding priorities
• Educational institutions
• Individuals may apply for industry related educational scholarships (with Hignell employee
recommendation)
Your organization needs to be located in or serve in Butte, Tehama or Shasta Counties.
Finances
• Average gift size: $500-$2500
• The average gift amount is not guaranteed and in some cases a lesser amount will be awarded.

Quarterly deadlines are:
January 1
April 1
July 1
October 1

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, print a copy for your records and push submit. Address questions to Tina Rosenquist at Tina@Hignell.com.


Hignell Community Impact Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, print a copy for your records and push submit. Address questions to Tina Rosenquist at tina@hignell.com.

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Community Impact Grant

The Hope Foundation

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

The Community Impact Fund of The Hope Foundation provides financial resources for the community in areas of desired impact for the company. All grant applications are reviewed by the management team from Sheraton Real Estate Management & Sheraton Services.

Fund Focuses

-Second Chance Fund
-Human Dignity Initiatives
-College Student Cause Fund
-Families in Need Fund
-Annual Initiatives

Eligibility Criteria

-Recipient is a 501(c)(3) or charitable equivalent.
-Individuals may apply only for the Families in Need Fund.
-Grant request meets one of the funding priorities.
-Must be a resident and an enrolled student living in a Sheraton property to be eligible to apply for funds from the College Student Cause Fund.
-Sheraton Real Estate Management & Sheraton Services reserves the right to invite organizations to apply for funds.

Guidelines For Each Focus
In all that we support we promote relationships with our grantees, all of whom represent the cause of hope. In other words, we want to be more than a check writer, and more like a partner. We want all that we fund to be part of a larger work of restoring hope, a future, and human dignity. Your application is an opportunity for you to show us how you are in the hope business too.

1. Second Chance Fund
The Second Chance Fund is focused on funding individuals or organizations committed to working with those who has experienced a setback due to physical hardship, emotional breakdown, spiritual brokenness, or any form of addiction, crime, or poor choices.

2. Human Dignity Initiatives
The Human Dignity Initiatives serve organizations focusing their attention on those who are seeking restored dignity. Children being trafficked, abused men and women in the context of domestic violence are all examples of those who need assistance to restore dignity and to rebuild lives of meaning and hope.

3. College Student Cause Fund
Hundreds of enrolled college students live in our residences throughout Chico. The College Students Cause Fund is a way for us to tap into the passions and energy of these students and invite them to partner with us. The fund is intentionally open ended so that college students who are committed to a cause or interested in making a positive influence by supporting a cause can be encouraged and supported in their endeavors. We are particularly interested in projects that are team efforts that work with nonprofit agencies, the University, schools, or other local causes that support the guidelines listed above.

4. Families in Need Fund
Here at Sheraton we are about family. We recognize that others may have an employer, and extended family, a community, or other resources to help them through difficult times. Organizations serving families in need may also apply.

5. Annual Initiatives
There is a discretionary priority that may be announced at the beginning of each calendar year and will have its own application and deadlines.

Quarterly deadlines:
February 1
May 1
August 1
November 1

Grants will be announced:
March 1
June 1
September 1 (to go towards NVCF’s Annie B’s match)
December 1

Average gift size is typically: $200-$1000

The average gift amount is not guaranteed and in some cases a lesser amount will be awarded.

Each organization may receive only one grant per year.


Hope Community Impact Fund

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, make a copy, and push submit. The application will go to the Liaison, Diane Ruby at diane@sheratonrem.com.

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Lundberg Family Foundation

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

As an expression of gratitude, The Lundberg Family Foundation seeks to serve others by supporting organizations that strive to provide creative, sustainable opportunities for access to basic human services including (but not limited to) education, sustenance and shelter.

The Lundberg Family Foundation is sustained through the Lundberg Family council, representing four generations of the family.

Average gift size: $500-$5000

The average gift amount is not guaranteed and in some cases a lesser amount will be awarded.

Grantees’ projects will match the desire of the grantor to make an impact on the community.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis.

Recipients may only receive one grant in a 12-month period.

Grant recipients:
Interim Grant Report Form


Lundberg Family Foundation

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines and fill out the application.

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Mike and Dotty Collett Animal Care Fund

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

The Mike and Dotty Collett Animal Care Fund is dedicated to supporting and promoting the quality of life of animals in the North State.

Organizations and Funds serving the needs of animals in the North State.

The Collett Fund is not accepting grant applications at this time.


Collett Animal Care Fund

The Collett Fund is not accepting grant applications at this time.

Music Therapy Impact Grant

Grants to fund music interventions to address spiritual, developmental, and physical needs of the whole person.

Description

Eligibility

Deadlines

Music therapy is the use of evidence-based music interventions to address spiritual, developmental, and physical needs of the whole person. The immediate goals of The Music Therapy Impact Fund are to:

  1. Develop a Music Therapy Program for hospice and palliative care
  2. Provide evidence that demonstrates the efficacy of music therapy in hospice and palliative care, specifically
  3. Create the foundation for a community-initiated program that becomes an established mainstream service
  4. Establish Chico as a place for innovative healthcare
  5. Bring awareness to the profession of music therapy and the benefits in overall healthcare

Grants are available to hospice and/or palliative hospitals, facilities, or organizations to provide music therapy services or to develop in-house music therapy programs.

Grants are also available to individuals who meet the criteria of receiving hospice or palliative care, but are not receiving services from a recognized hospice/palliative care facility or organization.

USE OF FUNDS
Funds are to be used to pay for direct music therapy services. Additionally, funds may be used for materials, insurance, or travel expenses directly related to the music therapy service/program.

Any music therapist hired MUST be a current board-certified music therapist in good standing with the American Music Therapy Association.

Grant requests will be considered on a rolling basis.


Grant Process

To submit a grant request, please review the guidelines, fill out the application, make a copy, and click submit. Notification will be sent out as soon as possible and no longer than 4 weeks after grant submission.

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