SAJF Grant Application and Guidelines

I  Funding Priorities / Eligibility Requirements

  • Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

  • Organizations must hava a locally independent chapter

  • Seeking funding of $2,500.00 or less

  • Grants must be used to support specific projects that will benefit economically, emotionally, and/or physically disadvantaged individuals

  • Grants must be used to support projects in Bexar or adjacent counties (Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Medina, Bandera)

  • Grants are not provided to fund Individuals, churches, schools, Foundations, or national organziations

  • Funding should NOT be requested for research, salaries (wage compensation for implementation of specific project is acceptable, administrative expenses, training and consulting, travel expenses, political capital or religious campaigns, fund-raising expenses (purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements), general operating expenses, endowements, debt reduction, acquisition or construction of buildings, routine equipment or facility maintenance, purchase of vehicles)

II  Grant Application Submission Requirements

Grant Applications must be:

  • Submitted using the current SAJF grant application

  • Emailed to grants@sajuniorforum.org

  • Inclusive of the following in the subject line of the email:  SAJF Grant Application - name of organization

  • Received by August 31st

  • Inclusive of all supporting documentation and authorized signature (electronic signature accepted)

  • Submitted in 1 PDF document

  • PDF document must read in the following order:  Grant Application, Supporting Documentation

  • Limited in file size to less than 30 MB

  • Applications will not be accepted by courier requiring signature or by mail

  • Applications cannot be accepted on google drive

Supporting Documentation

Grant Applications must include the following current supporting documentation uploaded in the following order: 

  • IRS letter ruling 501(c) (3) status

  • Certificate of General Liability Insurance

  • Most recent IRS Form 990 filing including Section A or financial statements for past 2 fiscal years

  • Organization’s General Operating Budget

  • Organization’s Officers and Board of Directors

  • Additional supporting documentation

III  Evaluation

Grant applications are reviewed and selected by the San Antonio Junior Forum Grants Committee and approved by the SAJF Board and General membership.

If the proposal is within the guidelines and interests as stated above and the applying organization has met SAJF compliance regulations, the following additional factors are taken into consideration:

  • Project’s ability to serve an adequate number of individuals

  • Project’s potential for success

  • Project’s originality

  • Project’s ability to address a critical need in the community

  • Project’s ability to improve the quality of life for individuals in the community

  • Ratio of cost per person served to dollars requested

IV  Compliance Regulations

Organizations are required to provide:

  • Proof that funds granted have been used for the purposes for which they were received within 12 months of the grant award in the form of receipts for purchase (December 15th)

  • Proof of recognition of the donation in public relations and marketing programs within 4 months of the grant award in the form of photos, postings to Facebook or Instagram, and/or copies of Newsletter or Annual Report recognition (February 15th)

V  Tax Year and Anticipated Grant Funding

  • San Antonio Junior Forum's fiscal year is June 1st - May 31st.  The total amount granted in a year is contingent on the San Antonio Junior Forum’s budget for grants

  • The number of projects and nonprofits funded will depend on the quality and quantity of grant applications reviewed in a grant period

  • SAJF gives preference to projects that best fit our grant criteria which are responsive to immediate critical community needs and to nonprofits who have fulfilled compliance requirements

VI  Grants in context

  • Grants awarded in past five years can be viewed in Grants - Grants Awarded

  • List of nonprofits funded since 1961 can be viewed in Grants - Grants Awarded

  • Comments from previous grant recipients can be viewed in Chapter News

  • Photos of grant check presentations and site visits can be viewed in Grants - Gallery

Questions

  • Contact SAJF Vice President of Grants at grants@sajuniorforum.org

Grant Application

*Grant Application available in MS Word.

Grant Application Guidelines

Grant requirements available in PDF Format.

San Antonio Junior Forum

P.O. Box 781152
San Antonio, Texas 78278

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