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Grants to Idaho and Wyoming Nonprofits, Agencies, Religious Organizations, and Schools to Address Community Needs in Eligible Regions

Competitive Grant Program


Agency
Foundation

GrantWatch ID#
173126

Funding Source
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF JACKSON HOLE
Community Foundation of Teton Valley
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Geographic Focus
USA: Idaho: Teton CountyWyoming: Alta

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/23/24
Deadline: 02/16/24 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Idaho and Wyoming nonprofit organizations, government agencies, religious organizations, and schools to address community needs in eligible locations. Funding may be requested to support capital projects, new or existing projects or programs, capital projects, professional development, strategic planning, pilot projects, equipment purchases, general operations, and capacity building. Proposals must directly benefit Teton County, Idaho and/or Alta, Wyoming.

The Community Foundation of Teton Valley elevates lives through the power of generosity. It achieves that mission, in part, by hosting a Competitive Grant Program to award funds to the nonprofit community in the most strategic and impactful way.

The Community Foundation supports a wide variety of proposals.  Ideas for addressing issues in the arts, environment, social services, education, recreation, animal, and civic arenas are all welcome.  



Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Community Foundation offers a Competitive Grant Program to qualifying 501(c)3 Public Charities, government agencies, and school districts in Teton Valley, designed to provide funding for projects addressing critical needs in the community.

Organizations must be in good standing with both the IRS and the Community Foundation of Teton Valley in order to participate in the Competitive Grants Program. Any nonprofit, regardless of the location of the nonprofit’s headquarters, may apply for a grant as long as the grant will directly benefit Teton County, Idaho and/or Alta, Wyoming. Each proposal must be represented by one IRS approved charitable entity that will assume responsibility for the management and reporting of the grant. IRS approved organization types include 501(c)3 public charities, schools and religious organizations. Verification of IRS tax-exempt, nonprofit status may be requested.

Schools: Eligible schools include those within Teton School District 401 (Idaho), Alta School of Teton County School District 1 (Wyoming), and local charter or private schools. Individual public, charter, and private schools will be treated as separate organizations and are eligible to receive grant funding concurrently with the school district. Note that, in general, requests that will have a school-wide or grade-wide impact will receive more favorable consideration than those only benefitting a single classroom. Please note, applications from individual schools or classrooms must include a letter of support from the school principal or headmaster agreeing the school will accept fiscal responsibility for awarded funds.

Government Agencies: Because government agencies have taxing authority, the Community Foundation will look more favorably at grant requests that are especially compelling, will have a significant community-wide impact and/or help local nonprofits achieve their missions in our community.

Secular Programs of Faith-Based Organizations: the Community Foundation takes a neutral stance on religion and religious activities. Therefore, churches receiving grant funding from the Community Foundation must agree to adhere to the following: (a). funds must be spent only on secular, community-oriented projects or programs; and (b). projects are to be marketed and communicated as a secular, non-religious program or project of the church.

Sponsored Programs: Because programs sponsored by a 501(c)3 or government agency can be especially complex, the following special provisions apply for participation: (a) grant applications from sponsored programs must include a letter of support from the sponsoring organization agreeing to accept fiscal responsibility for awarded funds; and (b) both the sponsored program and the sponsoring organization must be in good standing with the IRS and the Community Foundation of Teton Valley.

Ineligible
The Community Foundation does not provide support for the following: religious activity, debt retirement, political activity, organizations/projects working primarily to influence legislation, and as of October 1, 2018, scholarships. The Community Foundation does not fund work retroactively.

Organizations demonstrating a failure to comply with IRS regulations will be deemed ineligible to apply for funding from any Community Foundation program. Furthermore, organizations will not be considered for funding should the Community Foundation Board of Directors find evidence of misconduct deemed serious enough to negate eligibility.

Organizations that have received a grant from the Community Foundation and have overdue grant reports are not eligible for new grant funding. This includes grants received from the Community Foundation’s Competitive Grants Program, Youth Philanthropy Program, or Tin Cup Challenge Program. If you have questions about your organization’s reporting status, please contact the office.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Grant Writing Workshop: Tuesday, January 23rd from 9-11:30 am

Contact staff for additional information.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Schedule:
- Grant Writing Workshop: Tuesday, January 23rd from 9-11:30 am
- Applications Available Online: Monday, January 29th at 9:00 am
- Applications DUE: Friday, February 16th at 5 pm
- Decision Notification Date: Thursday, April 4th
- Awards Available: Thursday, April 18th at 4 pm

Applications must be submitted online in February. Funding is subsequently available in early April, upon receipt of grant contracts for approved requests.

Organizations awarded grant funding must send an authorized representative to the Awards Party to execute the Grant Contract, receive the grant check, and pose for a photo. The Community Foundation will notify organizations individually of the location of these events.

Estimated Size of Grant
The size of grants awarded range from a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $5,000. The Community Foundation may consider grant requests in excess of $5,000 for exceptional projects or those involving collaboration amongst multiple organizations.

Term of Contract
If grant funds have not been fully spent during the allotted 12 months, or the project is incomplete, organizations must contact the Community Foundation of Teton Valley to request an extension. In general, extensions of up to 6 months from the original due date of the grant report may be considered. If an extension is not granted, any unused funds must be returned promptly to the Community Foundation of Teton Valley.

Contact Information
Apply online:
https://cfjh.iphiview.com/cfjh/GranteeView/GetStarted/tabid/353/Default.aspx

Questions? Contact Program Manager, Brian Thysell via telephone at (208) 354-0230, email at bthysell@cftetonvalley.org, or in person at 189 N. Main Street, suite 112, Driggs, ID 83422.

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