The Kimball Foundation has announced a small grants program that will consider requests of $10,000 or less on a rolling basis from organizations that have a one-time emergency need or that propose to pilot a new program. The intent of this program is to be responsive to the needs of the nonprofit community, to encourage new ideas within the field, to boost small programs, and to support organizations that the Kimball Foundation has not yet funded.
To be eligible for funding, requests of $10,000 or less must fall within the general grantmaking guidelines of the foundation. The primary purpose of the Kimball Foundation is to provide opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged youth in the San Francisco Bay Area to improve the quality of their lives and reach their highest potential. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations serving the residents of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, and Sonoma Counties, and to a limited extent Palo Alto. The foundation is focused on funding programs that provide direct services in the areas of academic enrichment, cultural enrichment, environmental education, and vocational development. High priority is given to organizations that promote college access and encourage community service for low-income youth. Grants in the arts are made to groups that predominately serve youth.
Letters of Intent are required as the initial step in the interim request process. If invited to apply, an organization will receive a final decision within approximately thirty days of submission.
For complete interim request guidelines and application procedures, visit the Kimball Foundation's Web page.