Grant Proposal Details
2013 Grant Proposal Guidelines
The Catholic Foundation is pleased to announce that grant proposals for 2013 are now being accepted. This year’s grants will be open to all types of programs and projects, including historic preservation. Grants will range in size from $2,000 to $7,000 each. The following guidelines are intended to help grant writers prepare a proposal that fits The Catholic Foundation’s requirements.
The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for a grant from The Catholic Foundation:
- The grant applicant must be listed in the Official Catholic Directory of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. However, an organization that is not listed in the Official Catholic Directory of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe may apply for funding from The Catholic Foundation if the organization is actively engaged in a collaboration with a Catholic parish, school or organization listed in the Directory. The pastor, principal or executive director of the sponsoring school, parish or organization must endorse the grant application of any such organization. A letter of recommendation from the sponsoring organization must be attached to the original proposal and all copies. The letter must state the nature of the collaboration and the reasons for supporting the proposal.
- The applicant must be tax-exempt under ß501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Catholic Foundation will not accept proposals for:
- Grants to individuals.
- Programs whose primary purpose is tuition support.
- Capital expenditures consisting of land, buildings or permanent fixtures, for which the total cost significantly exceeds the maximum grant amount.
- General support or operating expenses. Salary expense may be considered, provided it is directly related to the program and does not extend beyond the 12-month grant period.
An eligible organization, school or parish may submit proposals for more than one program a year. There is no limit on the number of consecutive years a program may be funded, but a new proposal must be submitted each year.
Preparing a Grant Proposal
All grant proposals must be typed or computer generated. Applicants should use the grant proposal form prepared by The Catholic Foundation for the year 2013, available via the link below, or by calling (505) 872-2901. You also may stop by the Foundation office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and pick up a proposal form. Proposals for capital improvements, including renovations, construction and equipment purchases must include copies of bids or cost estimates submitted by licensed contractors.
|THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION'S How to Write a Winning Proposal
|At this workshop you will learn the basics of grant writing and how to write a Catholic Foundation grant proposal; the difference between objectives and methods; how to prepare your program budget and how to write effective program summaries. Each workshop is two hours with an optional third hour for those who wish to stay for a more detailed writing tutorial. This is an important workshop for beginners and a refresher course for those who have written grants. You do not want to miss this important workshop!|
Friday, March 15, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
908 Calle Rosario
Monday, March 18, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Santa Maria de la Paz Parish
Our Lady of Peace Room
11 College Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
Immaculate Conception Parish
811 6th Street
Las Vegas, NM
Friday, March 22, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua Parish
443 Richard Avenue
Ft. Sumner, NM
|The workshop is free, but registration is required. When you place your reservation, please indicate if you will participate in the optional extra hour. Please register early! To register or to get more information, call Marta at The Catholic Foundation, (505) 872-2901.|
Submitting a Grant Proposal
An original plus six copies of the completed grant proposal should be submitted to:
4333 Pan American Freeway NE, Suite D
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Grant proposals must be postmarked for delivery to The Catholic Foundation by midnight on Friday, April 26, 2013 or hand-delivered to The Catholic Foundation office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013. Late or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.
The Foundation's Grant Committee will review and evaluate grant proposals according to established guidelines, and will submit recommendations to the Board of Trustees. All grant applicants will be notified of the decisions of the Board before the end of July. Successful applicants will be required to complete a contractual agreement before funds are disbursed. A formal presentation of grant awards will be made at the Foundation's annual grant awards event.
All grant recipients must report on the expenditure of grant funds and the results of the funded program. Mid-year and final progress reports are required and the forms will be sent to the grant recipients at the appropriate times. Failure to submit a progress report will disqualify the grant recipient from further funding by The Catholic Foundation. Please be advised that The Catholic Foundation will conduct random pre- and post-site visits during the grant cycle.
For More Information . . .
If you have questions or need additional information about completing a grant proposal, you may call Marta Santiago at The Catholic Foundation, (505) 872-2901.