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.
Donor Name: Community Foundation of Teton Valley
County: Teton County (ID)
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: Grant Duration Not Mentioned
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. Applicants may request funding to support new or existing programs, capital projects, professional development, strategic planning, new or existing projects, pilot projects, equipment purchases, general operations, and capacity building.
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.
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 the 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.
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