Grant Priorities

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Suitable Grant Making Criteria
  1. An agency exhibiting strong management skills and sound leadership qualities.
  2. A project which leverages dollars and/or people power.
  3. A creative project that has a positive impact on the community.
  4. A project that addresses a specific identified and prioritized need in the community.
  5. A project for which the Foundation of Caring grant plays an important role.
  6. A project created by FMC employees or with an enthusiastic group of employees participating.
  7. A project that positively impacts the Foundation of Caring’s networking exposure.
  8. An agency that provides a means to evaluate the project or that is able to supply our scorecard criteria.
Purposes Generally Unsuitable for Foundation Funding
  1. Start-up costs for new organizations, i.e. seed money.
  2. Capital campaigns.
  3. Tickets for fundraising events or advertising space in programs or other publications, unless received in recognition of awarded grants.
  4. Legislative lobbying or political campaigns.
  5. Experimental medical research.
  6. Religious or sectarian purposes.
  7. Loans or assistance to outside individuals.
  8. A multiple year funding commitment, although in exceptional cases, such funding will be considered.
  9. Entities outside our FMC geographic or service area. (i.e. Hillsborough and Pasco Counties)
  10. Individual schools, except special needs schools.
  11. Sports, special events, individual teams, or golf events.
  12. Requests for less than $1,000.
  13. The funding of projects for more than 3 years.
  14. Multiple grant awards in same calendar year.
  15. Organizations that provide benefits to FMC Foundation of Caring officers or employees in exchange for grant funding.