Collaborative grants support beneficial projects and programs that are undertaken by multiple non-profit organizations because the scope or complexity of the project will benefit from each organization’s particular expertise or provided services, and will enable more effective and efficient delivery of the program or services than individual organizations working alone or separately. Deadline is February 1 for Initial Application. Contact GGBCF prior to completing your Initial Application to discuss your ideas. Email Martha at email@example.com or call the office at 920.432.0800.Definition for collaboration
Your organization can be the lead organization in one grant application per year.
Purpose of Single or Multi-Year Grants:
An Initial Application is the first step for collaborative projects to be considered by the Community Foundation for funding from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership. The Initial Application helps determine whether a request qualifies for consideration before applicants complete full applications. You must review all of the information pertaining to the Basic Needs Giving Partnership prior to submitting a proposal. If your project will require significant planning prior to the implementation of programming, consider applying for a planning grant.
Deadline for Single or Multi-Year Grants:
Initial Applications must be submitted no later than February 1. Invitations to submit a full grant application will be issued by the Community Foundation no later than March 1. Full applications and budgets, as per the invitation of the Community Foundation, will be due April 1.
Request Amount for Single or Multi-Year Grants:
Requests can be made for a maximum of $100,000 per year for up to three years for collaborative projects involving more than one agency. Requests for less than the maximum dollar amount or for fewer than three years are encouraged.
Initial Application Information for Single or Multi-Year Grants:
Submit one copy of the following information for the Initial Application:
- Fill out the Cover Sheet. Download Full Guidelines and Cover Sheet OR Download Only Cover Sheet. Do not write “see attached” for the project summary, but include a summary of the proposed project in the space provided.
- Initial Application Narrative describing the project/program, not to exceed 2 typed pages. Information should include:
o Description of proposed project and project objectives
o Role of each collaborative partner
o Why there is a need for the project
o How project directly impacts an area of concern in the 2011 Brown County LIFE Study findings
o How the project directly relates to one or more of the four impact areas of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership
o Who will benefit from the project and how
o Outcomes and measurements to be used
o How the project will be sustained after the end of proposed funding
- Preliminary project budget (including other committed and/or potential revenue sources)
- Complete list of each collaborative organization’s officers and directors, and their community affiliations.
- Copies of the IRS federal tax exemption determination letters for organizations participating in the collaboration. Any organization that has submitted its determination letter to the Community Foundation with previous applications need not resubmit the letter unless the status has changed.
- Optional: letters of support from collaborative organizations.
Invitation to Submit a Full Proposal for Single or Multi-Year Grants
1. You and your collaborative partners will submit a full proposal including a Collaborative Grant Application form and narrative, Budget Form, and additional supporting information. Deadline will be in early April. Submit items to Martha Ahrendt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at GGBCF, 310 W. Walnut Street, Suite 350, Green Bay, WI 54303. Call Martha with questions at 920.432.0800.
2. Collaborative groups will interview with grants team members in April and/or May.
3. The full grants team will make final recommendations to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Board of Directors.
4. Final decisions will be announced in mid-June.