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Funding Opportunity: Small Grants Program

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Funding Opportunity: Small Grants Program



Welcome to the Small Grants Program!
The City of Rohnert Park Foundation is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for small grants to be used for a diverse number of projects that will benefit or improve the community of Rohnert Park.

General Guidelines and Eligibility
Funding of the Small Grants Program is provided by the non-guaranteed, recurring “Community Investment” contributions from the Graton Mitigation Fund, as described in the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Rohnert Park and the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Small Grants Program funds will focus resources on and provide funding to projects which enhance the City of Rohnert Park.

Any community organization is eligible to apply. In order to discourage organizations from becoming reliant on the Small Grants Program, an organization which was funded by the previous cycle of the Small Grants Program can apply to do different one-time projects each year; however, an organization that has been successfully funded for a service or event must wait at least one year before being considered for funding of the same service or event.

Maximum Grant Award: $5,000
The maximum grant award is $5,000 per grant cycle. Applicants will be required to provide justification to support the grant amount requested. Applicants should apply for a grant amount that meets the proposed project’s needs; however, the maximum award will not exceed $5,000.

Grants will be awarded in the calendar year beginning January 1, 2020. Program activities must be completed by December 31, 2020.

The Foundation will award up to $100,000 of Small Grants Program funding in Grant Cycle 2. While the City of Rohnert Park Foundation recognizes that many activities may benefit the community, it’s impossible to fund every request. In order to make the most meaningful impact in our community, we focus grant giving on projects in alignment with the City of Rohnert Park’s vision to make our community a safe, enjoyable place to live, work, and play.

Successful applicants to the Small Grants Program will receive funding through a contract with the City of Rohnert Park Foundation. All contractors will be required to demonstrate the completion of contractual activities and provide financial documentation in compliance with IRS Expenditure Responsibility recordkeeping requirements.