Funding can be requested to improve the quality of life for families and individuals, provide educational opportunities for children and adults, and build the infrastructure of the community through economic development projects. Grants are only awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofits and charities or other qualified not-for-profit entities.
In general, grants are only made to programs that benefit residents in the area where Bank of the Cascades operates. Grants Pass has the nearest branch and coverage includes Illinois Valley (in case you didn’t know, Bank of America is leaving Grants Pass and sold their branch to Bank of the Cascades).
Closing date: February 29, 2016
Grant size: No amount specified
More info: see application guidelines
Don’t have nonprofit status? Find a sponsor who does
Some Foundations will allow a nonprofit sponsor to use their 501c3 status to apply for a grant on your behalf. The best way to do this is contact a nonprofit and ask but it is always best to start with the nonprofits who have goals that your project idea supports.
Did you know….
A Community Strategic Plan makes our community more competitive for grants. A new plan is currently being developed and you are encouraged to get your project ideas and concerns incorporated into the plan. A good place to start is by taking the community survey (see link below) and assure your friends do the same. If you have a group of people with a special concern you want to see addressed in this plan, you can request a meeting that focuses on that topic. These meetings need to take place before the middle of March to assure that this information can be incorporated into the final plan when it is produced at the end of March.
Get involved in changing the community’s future.
TAKE THE COMMUNITY SURVEY
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