Grant Process

  1. The Schuylkill Area Community Foundation operates without discrimination as to age, race, religion, sex, or national origin in the consideration of grant requests from nonprofit organizations serving Schuylkill County and its surrounding area.
  2. The Grant Committee reviews and evaluates each application. The chairperson of the Grant Committee makes the recommendation to the Board of Directors at the annual Board meeting for final approval, and funding is distributed to the successful awardees.
  3. In reviewing the grant proposals, the Foundation uses the following evaluation criteria:
    a. Does the purpose of the project fit with the mission of the organization?
    b. Does the organization have the ability to implement this project?
    c. Is there an established need for the program or project in the community?
    d. Will the Foundation have adequate resources to effectively respond to this need?
  4. Written notification of the Foundation's action will be sent to the grant applicant.
  5. If an organization receives a grant, all public announcements concerning the project or program should indicate the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation as a funding source.
  6. Grant announcements are publicized within the SACF's Annual Report, website, press release to media and other marketing materials.