First Federal Foundation, Inc.
The First Federal Board of Directors is deeply committed to supporting local efforts that enhance the quality of life of the people who live and work in our communities. To that end, First Federal established in 2003 the First Federal Foundation. The mission of the charitable foundation is to serve the needs of its communities by actively seeking community development opportunities to support educational, civic, health, human services, social, and cultural organizations that address these objectives.
We request that you use the following process in preparing your grant applications. All grant applications will be reviewed by the Foundationís Board of Trustees that meets bi-annually in July and December to make funding decisions. Grant applications for the July meeting must be in by June 16, 2014, and applications for the December meeting must be in by November 14, 2014. The committee will review one proposal per organization during a 12-month period. However, those organizations that have applied and did not receive funds may reapply during the 12-month period so long as the request has been altered to satisfy the criteria of the foundation. Multi-year commitments will not be considered. All applications must be filled out and returned to the address below via mail. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.
The Foundation's Board of Trustees will follow the criteria listed below, in this order, when making funding decisions:
The minimum grant amount is $1,000, and the maximum grant amount will generally not exceed $5,000. Funds will be distributed primarily for capital projects, rather than operating expenses. The Foundation ordinarily does not provide grants to support the following:
Please consider the above criteria when sending in an application to ensure that your request fits in with the Foundationís specifications. Submit a one-page cover letter including the following information about the project or organization:
Additional information is requested regarding the organization (see enclosed checklist).
Grant or contribution requests should be submitted to:
First Federal Foundation
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