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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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