The purpose of the grant program is to engage community organizations with the goals and the objectives of the City through a community impact fund. Rather than being a primary source of funding, the City of Chico Community Grant Program requires the applicant to raise funds in the community from August 1 through August 31.
Grant awards will be based on a percentage of the funds raised by each organization and limited to the first $10,000 raised; participating organizations will receive the funds they raise plus the applicable percentage of grant funding (see grant guidelines). An emphasis will be placed on proposals, which demonstrate alignment with the outlined priorities of the City for 2017-2018.
To qualify for participation in the City of Chico Community Grant Fund percentage grant, you must meet the following requirements:
-Local nonprofit organization or local program with a fiscal receiver providing direct or indirect services to Chico citizens or benefits to the City of Chico itself.
-Funds will go toward a project/initiative aligned with the outlined priorities of the Chico City Council: Public Safety, Finance & Administrative Services, Economic Development, Community Development & the Environment, and Technology & Civic Engagement. There are a number of City-adopted plans that promote and implement the City’s priorities (i.e., 2030 General Plan, Arts Master Plan, Economic Development Action Plan, Climate Action Plan, etc.).
DEADLINE: JUNE 2, 2017
You cannot save and return to your application. It is strongly encouraged that you download the questions at the link provided below if you need extended time to review and answer every question, then return to the application and copy and paste your answers in the spaces provided. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of the application you submitted.
To qualify for participation in the grant program, your agreement is necessary to the below guidelines:
*The Board of Directors shall have the power to modify or eliminate any restriction, condition, limitation or trust imposed with respect to any funds or property the title to which has become vested in this corporation if, in the sole judgment of the Board of Directors, such restriction, condition, limitation or trust becomes unnecessary, incapable of fulfillment or inconsistent with the charitable needs of the community or area served.