Organizations must meet the following conditions to be eligible to apply:
a. Provide services focused on the community, youth, and/or youth sports to Richmond and North Richmond Residents
b. Operate as a not-for-profit entity:
c. Non-government entities (e.g. non-profit organizations
d. 501(c)(3) tax status(non-governmental entities) or utilize a fiscal sponsor (Fiscal Sponsor Agreement will be required)
Applications are accepted on a ‘rolling’ basis which means that applications will be evaluated and grant award decisions will be made on a “first-come, first-served basis” during the application submission window. Therefore, it is advantageous to apply as early as possible.
Organizations will be notified of awards within six weeks of application submission.
The following materials must be submitted as part of the completed application packet:
i. Five (5) copies of the CSD Application (all sections completed and questions answered) including budget
ii. Proof of 501(c)(3) status (Non-Profit Status Determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service)
iii. One (1) high resolution action photograph that highlights your program or project
iv. Signed Agreement between the organization and the fiscal sponsor, if applicable
Organizations may be limited to one (1) grant application per fiscal year. The application should not exceed four (4) pages.
1. Program/Project (Description and Concept)
a. Application is clear and comprehensible
b. Timeline is practical and the proposed activities are well defined and technically feasible
2. Outcomes and Evaluation
a. Program/project components are clearly stated and specific
b. Outcomes are measurable, clear, and data driven
c. An evaluation component is included and connected to the program component and outcomes
d. Ability to sustain program after grant funds are expended is demonstrated
a. Quality and quantity of the program or project impact is clearly articulated and measurable
b.The program or project has the ability to positively contribute to the targeted population
For inquires or clarification regarding this program or application, please contact the Community Services Department at (510) 620-6553