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Bessie Minor Swift Foundation Grants

Grants to Nonprofits and Agencies in California, South Dakota,
Utah, and Colorado for Programs in Arts, STEM, and Literacy

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Bessie Minor Swift Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/15/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to California, South Dakota, Utah, and Colorado nonprofit organizations, schools, museums, and governmental institutions in eligible regions for programs in the areas of literacy, art, and STEM education for PreK-12 students. Preference will be given to organizations within the Funding Source's service area, including:

  • California: Grass Valley and Lake Tahoe
  • Colorado: Aspen and Snowmass, Craig, Eagle County (Vail), Glenwood Springs, Grand County, Greeley, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, and Windsor
  • South Dakota: Belle Fourche
  • Utah: Park City

The Bessie Minor Swift Foundation awards grants to programs that provide direct service to help with the implementation or expansion of programs that promote:

  • Literacy for children who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading
  • Development of reading and writing skills at all age levels
  • Languages, STEM and STEAM(science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) for preschool, primary and secondary school-aged students

The Foundation believes interaction has a powerful positive impact on literacy, reading and interdisciplinary studies.

When reviewing applications, the Foundation relies heavily on the following criteria:

  • Fit with its Mission
  • How significant its role will be to the project or program
  • The number of people impacted
  • Creativity
  • Need

Some preference is given to applications that utilize volunteers and organizations for whom Swift Communications employees are volunteers.  While the Bessie Minor Swift Foundation may occasionally provide grants for equipment or books alone, strong preference will be given to applications that incorporate project or program elements.  The Foundation also prefers to award grants to organizations that do not have access to large fundraising budgets and are local in nature.  Preference is given to small, targeted, low-budget programs and organizations that have limited outside resources to draw from.

A significant level of preference will also be given to organizations applying for grants that are located within the communities served by daily and/or weekly newspapers in the Swift Communications, Inc. family of publications and websites

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165021

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant request that will be considered is $500 and the maximum grant request is $3,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for a one-year period. Occasionally grants are awarded to a prior recipient or the extension of a program into the following year is approved, but follow-on grants will always be for a new program or a new aspect of a program.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations certified as tax-exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code which include educational institutions, governmental institutions and publicly supported charitable organizations.

The Foundation prefers to not give funds for events that last just one to two days.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2020.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail either that your application has been declined or approved no later than May 1, 2019. In some cases, a telephone conference may be scheduled as part of the review process.

Application Information: http://bessieminorswift.org/apply/
FAQs: http://bessieminorswift.org/information/frequently-asked-questions/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://bessieminorswift.org/2018-application/

For questions contact:
admin@bessieminorswift.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Grass Valley and Lake Tahoe;   Colorado: Aspen and Snowmass, Craig, Eagle County (Vail), Glenwood Springs, Grand County, Greeley, Steamboat Springs, Summit County, and Windsor;   South Dakota: Belle Fourche;   Utah: Park City

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