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    Responsive Grants Program

    Grant Policies & Guidelines



    Grants Policies and Guidelines

    • Funding consideration is given to organizations whose missions are congruent with that of Community Memorial Foundation and which offer programs and services to measurably improve health.
    • Programs must serve the local population within the Foundation’s geographic service area .
    • The Foundation gives preference to organizations that address identified needs among underserved segments of the population.
    • Every organization seeking a grant must be designated as a 501 (c)(3) as determined by the Internal Revenue Service Internal Revenue Code.
    • Generally, the Foundation does not consider more than one proposal from any one institution during a 12-month period. However, consideration may be given to more than one proposal from departments or divisions of large organizations when submitted through the office of the chief executive and/or development office of the parent organization.
    • Generally, Community Memorial Foundation does not fund programs that are geared primarily for academic credit.
    • Generally, no organization will receive a grant of more than 33% of its total budget.
    • Organizations requesting multi-year grants must first contact Foundation staff prior to written submission.

    Community Memorial Foundation does not fund:

    • Organizations that illegally discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age or national origin
    • Organizations that limit services to any one religious group or members of a specific sectarian perspective
    • Organizations that, as a substantial part of their activities, attempt to influence legislation, or directly or indirectly participate in and/or intervene in political organizations, political campaigns or lobbying groups
    • Individuals
    • Endowments
    • Tickets to dinners or advertising space in program books or other publications
    • Cost of in-patient care
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