The City Council of the City of Rancho Mirage has determined that a special assistance fund shall be set aside each fiscal year for the purposes of allocation to community groups and organizations that provide special activities, programs or services to the citizens of the community.
Donor Name: City of Rancho Mirage
City: Rancho Mirage
Type of Grant: Grant
Type of Entity: Nonprofits
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 12/31/2021
Size of the Grant: $10,000
In 1990, the City Council implemented a special assistance funds program for nonprofits that have a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Funds are set aside each fiscal year for the purpose of allocation to community groups and organizations that provide special activities, programs or services to the citizens of the community.
The number and variety of funding requests made to the City have increased over the years. In order to provide guidance to those groups and organizations that may wish to request funds, City staff prepared guidelines and policies for the allocation of funds.
The overall objectives of the City of Rancho Mirage special assistance funding program are:
- Protection and improvement of the living environment for the residents of Rancho Mirage;
- Assistance to low and moderate-income households and special population groups such as the elderly, in meeting basic needs; and,
- Enabling residents to increase or improve his/her capacity to deal with problems over the long-term without continuing public assistance.
- First priority for funding will be given to programs, projects or services that address basic living conditions of the citizens of Rancho Mirage, which include food and shelter.
- Second priority for funding will be given to programs, projects or services that improve an individual’s or household’s health, basic living conditions and capacity to be self-sufficient, which include health care and related transportation, seniors, children and youth services.
- Third priority for funding consideration will be given to programs, projects or services that improve the livability of the community but are not, of necessity, related to basic living conditions, which include arts and cultural, advocacy, animals, educational programs or services related to employment or job training, energy conservation, and other programs or services deemed necessary to support community groups and organizations.
Priority will be given in the following order based on the criteria below.
- Food & Shelter: 50%
- Healthcare: 20%
- Seniors & Children: 20%
- Arts & Cultural: 5%
- Miscellaneous: 5%
- Food & Shelter: $10,000
- Healthcare/Seniors/Children: $5,000
- Arts & Cultural/Miscellaneous: $5,000
The City of Rancho Mirage WILL NOT consider awarding funds to:
- A private individual for his/her own use.
- A private for-profit entity or organization.
- A political, politically affiliated or political action organization.
- Private/Parochial Schools.
- Cove Community Funded Organizations, receiving funds concurrently (during the same fiscal year).
- Organizations conducting programs that discriminate against individuals or groups based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability or political affiliation.
- Organizations that do not provide assistance in the Coachella Valley.
For more information, visit City of Rancho Mirage.