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2014 Giants Community Fund Grant Guidelines

Focus Areas: Education and Violence Prevention
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Giants Community Fund Mission Statement

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.

The Grants Program

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.

FOCUS AREAS FOR 2014 GRANTS PROGRAM:
  1. EDUCATION:
    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*

  2. VIOLENCE PREVENTION:
    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*

*SIZE OF GRANTS:

A single project of your organization would qualify for up to $10,000. Grant awards will range from $5,000 - $10,000.

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APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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

Violence Prevention Grant Applications: Email to Carolyn Della Maggiore at cdellamaggiore@sfgiants.com
Education Grant Applications: Email to Nicole Z. Catchatoorian at ncatchatoorian@sfgiants.com

  1. IMPORTANT: In the email subject line please list the grant category and then the name of your organization. For example: Violence Prevention - Organization Name or Education - Organization Name. Applications not submitted in this format may not be received or reviewed.
  2. After reading the instructions, please complete the required information in the downloadable application.
  3. Send an email with your completed application form only as an attachment (Microsoft Word .doc) to the contact below. Applications submitted in any other format will NOT be accepted. Please DO NOT submit as a PDF.
    Violence Prevention Grants: Carolyn Della Maggiore at 415-972-1853 or cdellamaggiore@sfgiants.com
    Education Grants: Nicole Z. Catchatoorian at 415-972-1594 or ncatchatoorian@sfgiants.com
  4. Within one week of receipt, the appropriate contact will email you a confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not receive an email confirmation within one week, please contact the appropriate contact above to confirm receipt. After you've received email confirmation, please do not follow-up with this contact regarding the status of your application (please refer to the Timeline section below).

All applicants must complete the following information on the application:

  1. 2014 Grant Application Summary Sheet (First page of application).
  2. Information about your organization's involvement with Junior Giants participants (if applicable).
  3. History and activities of the organization.
  4. Goals and description of the program for which funding is being sought.
  5. Amount requested and specifics about how funds will be used.
  6. Number of clients, county/counties and communities/neighborhoods served by the program. Ages of clients served.
  7. Description of program objectives and the intended outcomes and plan for evaluation.
  8. Explanation of parent/guardian involvement in the program.
  9. Sources of other funding pledged/received for your proposed program.
  10. Your plan for continued funding/maintenance of the program.
  11. Specific line item budget for the program under consideration.
  12. Specific ways the potential partnership would be recognized.
  13. Names of the officers and directors of your organization.

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:

  1. The latest 12-month financial statement
  2. The most recent IRS tax determination letter confirming 501(c)(3) status

TIMELINE

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.

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For questions or for more information, please contact:

Violence Prevention Grants: Email to Carolyn Della Maggiore at cdellamaggiore@sfgiants.com

Education Grants: Email to Nicole Catchatoorian at ncatchatoorian@sfgiants.com

You can also reach both of the above contacts by calling 877-JR-GIANT.

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