Eligibility and Exclusions
- All grant proposals are requested by invitation only, following a letter of inquiry or request for proposal process.
- Applicant organizations must either be a 501(c)(3) pubic charity in good standing with a determination letter from the IRS, or a tax exempt faith-based organization, school or government entity that meets our other guidelines.
- We do not accept proposals that simply aim to replace other sources of funding such as government support or insurance.
- Initiatives must be national, regional, including Arizona, statewide in Arizona, or Pima County (greater Tucson) Arizona in scope.
- Toledo, Ohio area organizations working in the area of Mental Health may be eligible for grants through our Donor Advised Fund at the Toledo Community Foundation. Please visit www.toledocf.org for information.
- Applicants must comply with all narrative and financial reporting requirements as outlined in our Application Instructions and Grant Agreements.
- If the organization is a previous or current grantee, it must be in good standing with all reporting requirements and use of funds, as determined by Foundation staff.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, political affiliation or religious beliefs
- Faith-based organizations that do not serve persons outside of their membership, include proselytizing in programs, or condition receipt of services on belief in a particular faith
- Endowments or Board designated reserve funds
- General fund drives, such as United Way annual campaigns
- Debt retirement or operating deficits
- Indirect expenses unrelated to the proposed program; institutional indirect rates (i.e., universities) allowed only on a pre-negotiated basis
- Lobbying or political campaigns
- Direct donations or grants to individuals
- Building or capital campaigns
- Organizations primarily supporting individuals or programs located outside of the United States