Small Organization Grants are awarded to organizations with annual revenue of $250,000 or less. The amount of funding requested cannot exceed $10,000. Please review the eligibility requirements below and the grant application timeline and process before beginning a new application.
Annual Revenue: Organizations with annual gross revenue of less than $250,000 may apply.
Amount of Request: Organizations may request up to $10,000.
Geographic Area: Programs must serve Caddo and/or Bossier Parishes.
IRS status: All applicants must have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code or be described as an appropriate grantee for a community foundation under the IRS Code. An organization must have received its 501(c)(3) ruling letter from the IRS prior to applying for funding.
Financial Reporting: A program budget and organizational financial information form are required.
Form 990: All applicants must be in good standing with the IRS regarding their Form 990 filing requirements. A copy of the organization’s most recent Form 990 must be submitted as part of the grant application.
Program Area: The proposed program must align with one of the following Community Foundation program areas:
- Arts and Culture
- Civic Engagement
- Economic Development
- Health & Science
- Human Services
- Organizational Development and Capacity Building
Previous grant recipients: Grant applications will not be considered from an organization that is past due in submitting its final report to the Foundation.
Timeline: The proposed program must begin no earlier than June 1, 2021 and end no later than December 31, 2022.
Number of applications accepted per grant cycle: Small organizations may submit one application per cycle.
Local use of funds: No part of the grant award may be sent to a divisional, regional or national umbrella group under which the applicant operates. All grant dollars must be used exclusively for the local program for which the grant is requested.
Types of funding request: Program support, general operating support, or capital support may be requested.
ANY EXCEPTION TO THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA MUST BE REQUESTED IN WRITING BY THE APPLICANT PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE AND WILL BE MADE SOLELY AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.