Community Grant Requests

DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 16, 2023 at 5:00 pm

GRANT GUIDELINES

The Town of Carbondale allocates 1% of General Fund revenue to Community Grants.
Large, regional non-profit organizations seeking the Town’s partnership/Letter of Support may request up to $500.
Small, local non-profits may request up to $5,000. NOTE: Priority will be given to organizations providing services directly benefitting Carbondale residents.
The 2023 grant allocation (1%) spreadsheet is linked here and may be used as a funding request guideline.

APPLICATION PROCESS: 
Submit one application by uploading the Application, Proposal Narrative, and Appendices by using the upload form below. Keep all written proposals concise, with a maximum of three (3) pages. Proposals will be evaluated based on how well they address the criteria. For further information, please call Town Clerk Jessica Markham at 970-510-1206 or jmarkham@carbondaleco.net. The grant applications will be reviewed by the CARBONDALE BOARD OF TRUSTEES who will make their final funding decisions in December 2023.

APPLICATION:
Please include this in your uploaded packet. 
2024 Grant Application
PROPOSAL NARRATIVE:
Please include the following: 

  1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
    1. Brief summary of the agency’s history.
    2. Describe your member/client base; please include geographic and demographic information and what needs are served. What percentage of your members/clients are Carbondale residents and/or workers?
    3. Describe activities that are distinctive to your organization (i.e., program performance, volunteer involvement, in-kind donations, etc.).
    4. Describe your agency’s community partnerships and collaborations.
  2. PURPOSE OF REQUEST:
    1. What programs or services will this money support? Describe your programs or projects – who, what, where, when, and how.
    2. Explain why you need financial support from the Town of Carbondale. Identify all contributions (in addition to the dollars requested) you will be expecting from the town including, labor, equipment, maintenance, use of facilities, fuel, etc.
    3. How will you use your grant to leverage support from other funding sources?
    4. Identify other funds or special event funding that you will be requesting/receiving from the Town.
  3. NEEDS ASSESSMENT:
    1. If you received a grant from the Town of Carbondale last year, how was the money used?
    2. What Community needs does your program or service fill? How do you determine this need?
    3. How will your service be affected if you don’t receive funding?
APPENDICES:
Note: All appendices are required. These must be included in the Application and Proposal Narrative.

  1. APPENDIX A
    1. Proof of non-profit status
  2. APPENDIX B
    1. A current list of your Board of Directors, members, and officers, including addresses and telephone numbers.
  3. APPENDIX C
    1. A list of all Major contributors with amounts contributed to the organization for 2022 and 2023 year-to-date.
  4. APPENDIX D
    1. Current Year-To-Date Actual Budget.
  5. APPENDIX E
    1. Matching cash contributions and in-kind contributions.
  6. APPENDIX F
    1. Provide the ratio of expenditures for administrative costs to program expenditures. Provide how these costs align with your organizational goals.


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