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MCF Grant Guidelines

Mission
The mission of the Martinez Community Foundation is to promote, champion and enhance a high quality of life in the entire Martinez community through funding of projects and programs benefiting the present and future residents of Martinez. Our purpose is to foster a rich legacy through the support of education, economic development, community services, cultural and community celebrations and the environment. We are pledged to this endeavor.

Deadline
The Board considers Grant Applications (<< PDF application download) annually in the spring and fall. Applications must be submitted by the designated deadlines of March 15th, and September 15th.

Funding Categories
Projects shall be considered for funding if they fall within one or more of the following categories:

  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Community Services
  • Cultural and Community Celebrations
  • Environment

Funding and Evaluation Criteria
The following criteria will be applied in evaluating applications. Please keep these in mind as you complete your application.

  • Projects that Benefit Martinez
  • Conformance to the following categories: Education, Economic Development, Community Services, Cultural and Community
  • Celebrations and the Environment
  • Leveraged Projects (other sources of funding available)
  • Benefit to the Greatest Number of People (not exclusive to one group, but all residents within a given area)
  • Likelihood of Completion
  • Conformity with the Settlement Agreement
  • Capital Improvements
  • Proportionate funding allocated to each funding category during a funding cycle

What Is NOT Funded
The Foundation will not normally fund the following:

  • Individuals
  • For-Profit Organizations
  • New or Start-Up Organizations
  • Academic Research
  • Administrative or Operating Expenses (including paying staff or hiring new staff)
  • Fund Raising or Development Campaigns
  • Projects which are the normal responsibility of government
  • Churches or sectarian religious functions (excepting nondenominational social or community service projects)
  • Political lobbying or campaigns

Communication With the Board
Direct communication with the Board of Directors regarding an application will not be of assistance to the applicant and is discouraged.

Non-Discrimination
In establishing criterion for funding and selecting recipients, the Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, sex, life style, non-disqualifying handicap or other non-merit factors beyond those described in this document.

Additional Information
Should you have any questions or require additional information or clarification, please contact the Foundation office at 925-372-6286.

 
     
 

 

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