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WGA Application guidelines - Request for Proposal 2008...

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Request for Proposal 2008 Grant- Making FCCJ Foundation – Bridging the Digital Divide June 24, 2008 Welcome Thank you for your interest in providing computer training for displaced homemakers to enhance their opportunities in the job market. We invite you to submit a proposal for support for Bridging the Digital Divide. WGA Grant- Making Goals and Guiding Principles The Women’s Giving Alliance makes strategic grants that aim to: Apply creative solutions to critical needs of women and girls in Northeast Florida; Produce lasting and measurable impact in our community; Shape the community’s agenda for women and girls, which could have the potential to produce systemic change for target populations. The following principles guide our grant-making: Use community research to develop priority initiatives. Focus on prevention and effective intervention approaches. Foster collaboration, both with service delivery organizations and with other funders. Support new ideas and untested efforts, as well as programs which have demonstrated results and impact. Establish expectations for sustainability; significant, lasting value; and impact.
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Eligible Organizations 1) Organizations must be physically located in and serve one or more of the five counties of Northeast Florida. 2) Applicants must be qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS or classified as a unit of local government. 3) Areas generally NOT funded a. Capital and endowment campaigns, fund-raising events and primarily food programs. b. Excessive or unrelated operating expenses; however, operating support may be considered if it supports a given program and/or enhances the capacity of organizations to grow. c. Travel and conferences; however, expenses may be considered if expense is related to supporting professional development/training of a program’s staff to build capacity. d. Projects that promote religious or political views. Proposal Requested WGA requests a proposal from the FCCJ Foundation for a one-year grant to support the Bridging the Digital Divide program. Grant size should be up to $15,000. We understand that any WGA grant dollars will be matched one-for-one by the State of Florida. Please specify the date when current funding will run out and when new dollars must be in hand in order to receive the state match. The current funding for the project will be exhausted June 30, 2009. In order for new dollars to be eligible for state match, all funds must be received by January 15, 2009. This is a request for a one-year grant proposal; funding beyond this grant cycle is not guaranteed and should not be a part of your planning process. While we have a history of providing support for successful programs beyond the initial year, we also value programs whose success attracts support from other funders. We encourage all our grantees to be members of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida
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