2017 Community Leadership Grant Cycle
GRANT GUIDELINES AND ELIGIBILITY
This year, the Bozeman Area Community Foundation (BACF) will be awarding twelve grants of $2,000 to projects and organizations that exemplify community leadership. Grant applications will be reviewed and chosen by members of the Grants Committee, comprised of BACF board members and community members, with final approval by the Board of Directors. Applications for the 2017 Community Leadership grant cycle are now closed. Grant recipients will be announced by November 30, 2017.
OUR FUNDING GOAL
Knowing it takes a community of leaders to work together to solve community challenges, BACF grants program will be used to support organizations that are leading in creative and impactful ways. It takes organizations both big and small to address our community’s challenges. BACF hopes to invest in organizations taking steps to implement existing, or new, innovative solutions to community needs. Today’s complex challenges require new approaches and that is why we’re offering a funding source for nonprofits leading the way in creativity and innovation.
WHAT COUNTS AS “COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP”?
Community Leadership grants focus on finding creative solutions (big or small) to community problems that are innovative, inclusive, collaborative, and resourceful. Does your idea to help solve a community challenge incorporate one or more of the following qualities?
- Innovative: Does your idea address a community need or opportunity in a more effective, equitable, or sustainable way than existing approaches?
- Inclusive: Does your idea include diverse stakeholders (beneficiaries of the project, volunteers, donors, etc.) in the planning and execution process of your idea?
- Collaborative: Will your organization include other community members or organizations in partnership to make your idea a reality?
- Resourceful: Will your organization utilize existing community resources and assets to make your idea more impactful?