GRANTS

The Fall 2022 grant application cycle is now open!

Welcome to the new grant application process!

The Latah County Community Foundation is pleased to launch a stream-lined grant application process. As of August 2022 this online process will be the only way LCCF will accept grant applications. Additionally, several questions have been updated as well. Please read carefully as you complete the application. In preparation for submitting your application, please do your due diligence on the Foundation’s grantmaking by reviewing the below information.

The Foundation is accepting applications for the Fall grant cycle from August 15 until 11:59 p.m. on October 17, 2022. In preparation for submitting your application, please do your due diligence on the Foundation’s grantmaking by reviewing the below information.

Click here to review a sample grant application.

Ready to apply? Click here to complete and submit your application. Questions? Email the Foundation: latahcountycommunityfoundation@gmail.com


Grant Application Information

Grant Size

The Foundation will consider grants applications up to $3,000. In some cases, a match from other sources may be required.

We provide three main types of funding:

  1. Project or Program support for new or existing programs.
  2. Capacity Building Support for projects designed to improve an organization’s capacity to serve its constituents.
  3. Operating Support for start-up or existing organizations, when the Foundation is convinced that such funding for a limited period of time can make a difference.

The Foundation is not a source of annual operating support and consequently cannot pay employee wages or salaries.

Process and Notification

Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the LCCF board of Directors. Recipients and non-recipients will normally be notified of the decision of the Board of Directors within sixty (60) days of the grant application deadline.

Deadline

Grants are on a semi-annual cycle and awarded in May and December. Closing dates for applications are April 19, 2022 (spring) and October 17, 2022 (fall). Applications must be postmarked and emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. All applications must be submitted through the online submission form. 

Requirements

  1. All applications must be submitted electronically to our website. See application information for more details. All applications must be submitted through the new online submission form. Please note that this the online submission form is the only way to submit a grant application. 

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for funding an applicant must:

  1. Be a public charity with current, active tax-exempt status including organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, school districts, and municipalities or be a public entity under IRS Code Section 170 or 2055. Applications may not come from citizens for a charity, but must come from the charity itself. Applications from unincorporated groups and associations will be considered only if another tax-exempt charitable group is willing to serve as their sponsor. Please contact the program staff for more information.
  2. Be operated and organized so as to provide that the use of funds will be for a public charitable purpose.

What kind of grants are not funded?

The Foundation does not fund grants for:

  • On-going operating support (including wages or salaries)
  • Fees for consultants
  • Debt retirement
  • Direct Lobbying activities
  • Endowments
  • Individuals
  • Private or parochial education
  • Sectarian religious purposes
  • Research

The Foundation does not pay direct or indirect overhead or F&A (Facilites and Administration costs).

Report for Awarded Grants

For awarded grants, we would like a report within 6 months. If your project completion date should extend beyond 6 months, please file a report that explains the circumstances of this delay and the progress to date. Grant reports have been moved to an online form and will be e-mailed to grant recipients. You can see a sample grant report here.


Ready to apply? Click here to complete and submit your application. Questions? Email the Foundation: latahcountycommunityfoundation@gmail.com

If you apply for a grant in this Fall grant cycle, please note: Provided your application meets the Foundation’s eligibility criteria and is consistent with our grant guidelines, it will be included for consideration by the Foundation’s board. Should we have questions about your application or need additional information, we will be in touch. We expect to make funding determinations by late November 2022. We’ll update you on the status of your application within that time frame.