The Giants Community Fund collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention.
PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE GUIDELINES AND INSTRUCTIONS BELOW:
WHO MAY RECEIVE A GRANT? Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Northern or Central California or Junior Giants communities in Oregon and Nevada whose proposed program falls within the annual "focus" category. Special consideration will be given to programs that serve children and families active in the Junior Giants Program. (Note: Organizations that directly run a Junior Giants league may not apply.) See a list of Junior Giants communities.
The Giants Community Fund is committed to funding programs that assist with the expansion of educational opportunities for Junior Giants, their families and non-profits in their communities. This year we will provide grants to agencies that focus on literacy for children in grades K-8 in underserved communities, including organizations that serve students with learning differences.
Approximate funding available: Up to $40,000*
The Giants Community Fund is committed to funding programs that assist with ending the cycle of violence and lessening the impact that violence has on our Junior Giants, their families and their communities.
This year we seek grant applications for programs that focus on bullying. These programs could include prevention and intervention; coping techniques; training children, parents, teachers and administrators how to support victims of bullying; compassionate counseling of both victims and their tormentors.
Special consideration will be given to organizations that specifically target programming to existing Junior Giants leagues. Approximate funding available: Up to $40,000*
A single project of your organization would qualify for up to $10,000. Grant awards will range from $5,000 - $10,000.
Please read ALL of the following instructions carefully to ensure that your application will be reviewed.
Applications for 2014 grants must be submitted by Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. No applications will be accepted after the deadline, no exceptions.
Instructions for Submitting a Grant Application
All applicants must complete the following information on the application:
PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY MATERIALS BY MAIL AS THEY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED OR RETURNED. PLEASE DO NOT EXCEED THE APPLICATION PAGE LIMIT, OR YOUR INFORMATION MAY NOT BE REVIEWED.
If an application is selected as a finalist, additional materials may be requested such as:
All applications must be received via email by the above stated deadline of Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Organizations that have been selected for a site visit will be contacted in June-August 2014. Please do not call during this time period to check on the status of your application. All applicants will be contacted by e-mail regarding the status of their application in August or early September. Grants will be publicly announced at pre-game ceremonies in August/September 2014. Grant recipients will be expected to produce a brief report within one year of receiving funds.
For questions or for more information, please contact:
Violence Prevention Grants: Email to Carolyn Della Maggiore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Grants: Email to Nicole Catchatoorian at email@example.com
You can also reach both of the above contacts by calling 877-JR-GIANT.