ANNOUNCEMENT (Updated January 2018)
The Patron Saints Foundation announces temporary changes to their Grants Program.
The Foundation will maintain 2 grant cycles (fall and spring) in the 2017-2018 fiscal year, but the overall grants budget will be reduced across both funding cycles.
The grant category of Community Health Services that includes primary care, dental and mental health services will continue to be the highest priority for funding consideration.
In addition, please note the following changes for 2017-2018 (Updated January 2018):
- The Foundation will not be accepting applications in the Grant Categories of Capital Expenditures (i.e., capital campaigns) and Medical Research. This restriction is being maintained on a temporary basis. Please refer to the Grant Categories listed below for acceptable areas of funding.
These modifications to The Foundation’s guidelines are temporary. We encourage you to visit our website, www.patronsaintsfoundation.org, for the latest updates.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Shannon at (626) 564-0444.
The Patron Saints Foundation is a private foundation that provides grants to public charities that improve the health of individuals residing in the West San Gabriel Valley through health care programs which are consistent with the moral and religious teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Grants typically range from $5,000 – $15,000. Larger or smaller grants are at the discretion of The Patron Saints Foundation Board of Directors based on the merits of the project.
Generally speaking, grants typically range from $5,000 to $15,000, but major grants ($15,001 to $50,000) would be considered on a case by case basis.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA SERVED
Grants will be given to qualified public charities serving the West San Gabriel Valley as defined as follows: the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Duarte, El Monte, La Canada Flintridge, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County known as Altadena and South San Gabriel.
Grants will be made to qualified public charities to sponsor charitable, scientific or educational health care programs which are not inconsistent with the moral and religious teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, in the following health care categories from highest priority for funding to lowest:
- Community Health Services (Direct Health Care Services including primary care, dental & mental health services)
- Community Health Care Education
- Equipment & Supplies
Funding will be awarded primarily for program grants or capital projects and may include general operating expenses associated with the proposed project. General operating support grants will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Board for nonprofits that meet our criteria.
Grant awards are made semi-annually in the spring and fall. Spring applications must be postmarked by the first Friday in March for consideration in May (grant period will be from date on grant award letter to Nov. 1st). Fall applications must be postmarked by the first Friday in October for consideration in December (grant period will be from date on grant award letter to May 1st).
- Grants will be made only to tax-exempt public charities as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and are “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the IRC.
- The Foundation provides grants to direct providers of eligible programs and services. Programs and services provided indirectly or through another agency are discouraged and determined to be eligible at the Board’s discretion.
- Grants are not awarded for reimbursement of previous purchases, endowment funds, political activities, travel, surveys or fund raising activities.
- One grant per public charity per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).
- A Grant Report for any previous grant must be on file before the next grant will be awarded.
- Annual grants to the same nonprofit for the same project are acceptable.
-Grant proposals are evaluated according to the following criteria:
-Health care component is clearly defined with stated need(s) and outcome(s);
-The project or program has demonstrable community impact;
-The grant funds will be utilized efficiently and effectively.
GRANT APPLICATION PROCEDURES (Mission Statement is limited to 1 sentence describing the purpose of the agency)
Please refer to our Grant Application Form for detailed instructions on how to apply for a grant. Please follow the Grant Application Format EXACTLY. Include the question & then your response – DO NOT WRITE “SEE ATTACHED.” The Grant Application may not exceed 3 pages for Sections I-V. The required attachments do not count towards the 3 page limit. The font size cannot be less than 11 point. Please call or e-mail us with any questions. Site visits will be initiated by The Patron Saints Foundation and applicants will be contacted directly.
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