We began fundraising and providing grants in 2006 and have distributed over $1 million to local organizations. As a result, programs have been created and expanded and access to support has increased for our families. We will continue to fuel growth and opportunity through the funding of community grants.
In addition, organizations who have received funding from the previous year's grant request, MUST complete and email all of their required documentation by May 1st to be considered for current year's funding cycle.
Funding requests must be emailed to Catina Harding by 5pm, May 1st. Requests will be reviewed by a committee and your organization will be notified by June 1st if your proposal has been selected as one of the grants we will be fundraising to support. The committee will consider several areas including but not limited to: the need in the community, organization history of service, and potential for growth and sustainability. A matrix weighing several of these areas will be used as one of the evaluation tools.
All selected organizations and their grant proposals will be listed on the GLCA website beginning June 1st and will remain listed throughout the Change the Future campaign (August 31st). Selection of your proposal guarantees your one of the organizations that we are fundraising for, but does not guarantee the amount you will receive. Total funds distributed will depend on how much we raise together.
Change the Future will consist of various events and fundraising opportunities throughout the campaign providing increase awareness of your organization and what you do.
Each organization selected will have the opportunity to create their own fundraising page to email to their supporters, post on social media, or add to their organization webpage. All funds your organization raises through this fundraising page will go directly to your request!
The more active your organization is in getting the word out and getting your supporters involved - the more you can raise. Potentially even above and beyond your initial request!
See list of 2015 GLCA Grants awarded here
See list of 2014 GLCA Grants awarded here