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Seeds of Strength Grant

Grants to Texas Nonprofits for
Projects to Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Seeds of Strength

Conf. Date:

01/06/21

LOI Date:

11/12/20

Deadline Date:

02/04/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Texas nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects that benefit the local community. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to address social issues and critical needs of the community through program support, capital expenses, or a combination of the two. Areas of interest include arts and culture, family, financial and educational security, and health and well-being. Organizations must have a target population serving individuals residing within the following Georgetown zip codes: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633, 78634, 78673, and 78674.

Seeds of Strength’s Grants 2021 Areas of Interest

Health and Well-Being

Goal: Support programs and projects that positively impact the mental, and/or physical health and wellbeing of individuals.

Possible Outcomes: The program or project

  1. Promotes effective, high-quality healthcare and prevention services for children, adults and seniors who are in need of care.
  2. Improves access to mental health services for children, teens, adults and seniors.
  3. Promote wellness programs that improve physical, social, and transportation needs of seniors to enhance independent living.

Family

Goal: Support programs and projects that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families.
Possible Outcomes: The program or project

  1. Addresses poverty, poor nutrition, physical limitations, inadequate housing and family violence, or other circumstances that put children and family members’ health at risk.
  2. Provides resources that provide personal safety for our most vulnerable citizens. Programs may include, but are not
    limited to, after-school programming, emergency shelter, temporary housing, and affordable housing.

Education/Financial Security

Goal: Support programs and projects that enhance personal knowledge and improve financial stability.
Possible Outcomes: The program or project

  1. Increases academic achievement for children and adults by increasing the numbers of high-school graduates, earned GED’s, and advanced degrees.
  2. Increases the numbers of children who receive pre-kindergarten instruction.
  3. Increases educational and job-training opportunities that lead to work and stable careers for adults and youth.
  4. Support programs that will ensure that art and culture are relevant and engaging to the citizens of Georgetown, such as programs that focus on individual development, quality of life, and provide an economic impact to the community and to those who visit. Possible individual development and quality of life outcomes: The program or project

Arts and Culture

Goal: Support programs that will ensure that art and culture are relevant and engaging to the citizens of Georgetown, such as programs that focus on individual development, quality of life, and provide an economic impact to the community and to those who visit. Possible individual development and quality of life outcomes: The program or project

  1. Allows people of all ages and abilities to participate. Engaging in the arts creates opportunities for personal change. People often make new friends and become happier, more creative, and confident, which in turn reduces isolation.
  2. Creates life-long learners who are participants in, and promoters of, the cultural opportunities and diversity in their community.
  3. Provides opportunities for local students to be involved in the arts. These students generally perform better in school, have better attendance, participate in more math and science activities, and join youth groups.

Possible economic outcomes: The program or project

  1. Strengthens the local economy by supporting job growth, encouraging tourism, stimulating commerce, and sustaining neighborhoods.
  2. Increases the attractiveness of Georgetown via tourists/visitors who spend money on the arts and on local businesses, which helps to build local identity and generates substantial public benefits.

For information of Funding Priorities, see: https://7e8.f22.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/ELIGIBILITY-REQUIREMENTS-2020-21.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143919

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant request amounts range from $10,000 to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The organization will use the full amount of Seeds of Strength’s grant and plan to expend the grant funds within the July 1 – June 30 grant period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
-The nonprofit organization must be incorporated in the State of Texas.
-The organization must be exempt from tax under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code If using a fiscal sponsor, include a copy of the fiscal sponsor’s 501(c) (3) determination letter.
-The applying organization’s target population is currently or will be serving individuals residing within the following Georgetown ISD zip codes: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633, 78634, 78673, and 78674.

Funding will not be available for the following:
-For-profit organizations
-Umbrella organizations whose sole purpose is distributing funds to other entities
-Organizations for re-granting purposes
-Lobbying or political organizations
-Core operating expenses for public and private schools
-Event tickets and event sponsorships
-Individuals, for any purpose
-Endowment funding
-Deficit reduction
-Annual fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns
-A labor or fraternal organization, athletic or social club or association
-Organizations that discriminate by race, creed, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin
-Research (medical or otherwise)
-Projects involving acquisition of real estate
-Capital Improvements or renovations to property for the grant project where the organization does not own or have at least a five-year lease at the time of the grant request

Projects/programs may not do any of the following:
-Require belief in or participation in activities of a particular faith, denomination or religion in order to benefit from or receive services in connection with the project/program. Limit benefits to those who have particular religious beliefs or practices. Make the receipt of benefits or services from the project dependent on the recipient being required to participate in a proselytizing activity.
-Grant recipients that have been funded by Seeds of Strength the previous year must wait one (1) year to apply again.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Letter Of Intent And Grant Process Information Session:
-October 14, 2020, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
-Location TBA
-RSVP is required. Space is limited
-To make a reservation: https://seedsofstrength.z2systems.com/np/clients/seedsofstrength/event.jsp?event=4&

Grant Information Session
-January 6, 2021, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
-Location TBA
-RSVP is Required
To make a reservation: https://seedsofstrength.z2systems.com/np/clients/seedsofstrength/event.jsp?event=9&

Pre-Application Information:

-Letter of Intent Submission Open – October 1, 2020
-Letters of Intent Due – November 12, 2020 by 5:00 p.m.
-Grant Applications by Email Invitation – December 3,2020
-Grant Application Due – February 4, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
-Finalists Announced Mid-April 2021
-Finalists’ Presentations/Grant Making Event – May 2021

The first step in applying for a grant is to complete the LOI Template and LOI Program/Project Budget and email them.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions and to receive Seeds of Strength’s LOI Template, email your request to grants@seedsofstrength.org
• Provide your Name
• Name of Organization
The LOI and budget templates will be emailed to your organization upon receipt of your request.

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USA: Texas: Georgetown zip codes: 78626, 78627, 78628, 78633, 78634, 78673, and 78674.

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