G-For-Kids Grant Guidelines:

Foundation’s program priorities
We will request a full proposal/application. Proposals should be submitted to the Foundation only upon request. Since the Foundation requests more proposals than it can fund, you should not interpret such a request as an indication of likely support. The grant application/proposal form will be provided.

Often the Foundation will request additional information in writing from applicants. We might also consult with persons knowledgeable about the proposed activities and we welcome your suggestions as to who might be qualified to assist us in our review of your proposal. Finally, we try to meet with applicants at the project site or other convenient location.
Final decisions on proposals are made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors usually within six months of receipt of the Grant Application. You will be informed of the Board’s decision immediately following the Board meeting at which your proposal is discussed. If a grant is awarded, you will be asked to sign a Grant Agreement that lays out reporting and other requirements.

Meetings with Foundation Personnel
The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to meet with possible grantees. We prefer, however, to postpone such meetings until after we receive a letter of inquiry, in order to determine if a meeting will be useful. If you are planning a trip to our city, send your letter of inquiry a few weeks before you plan to arrive and let us know that you are interested in meeting with us during your visit.

The Foundation makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)(3) classifications from the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation will not consider requests for capital campaigns, general fund-raising, deficit financing, or loans and grants to individuals. The Foundation does not provide scholarship or fellowship support to individuals at this time. The Foundation does not make grants for research projects or give support to conferences, seminars, media events, or workshops unless they are an integral part of a broader program. The Foundation does not provide support for the production and development of television and radio programming.
Please send letters of inquiry to:

G for Kids
Shelly Groppetti
P.O. Box 1431
Visalia, California 93279-1431