TGKVF Responsive Grantmaking

 

Applicants to TGKVF’s responsive grantmaking program must focus on arts/culture projects or basic needs projects.  Before applying, applicants must discuss their intended project with a program officer; if after this discussion it is determined that the project in question does not align with one of TGKVF’s three goals in education, health, or civic engagement & community building, the applicant may apply through the competitive, responsive process.  All applicants must demonstrate their ability to build one or more forms of community wealth.  For more information about community wealth, please click here.

 

Arts/Culture Responsive Grantmaking

 

TGKVF believes that arts and cultural activities are integral to a community’s success. Arts/Culture project priority will be given to organizations seeking to increase opportunities for marginalized communities to participate in diverse and artistic experiences, and particularly those that foster creativity, self-expression and cross-cultural exchange.  Those projects that demonstrate their ability to achieve measureable results and involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among nonprofit, public, and private sectors will also be prioritized.

 

Basic Needs Responsive Grantmaking

 

TGKVF believes that without caring for its residents’ basic needs, a community is incapable of thriving.  For this reason, the Foundation will continue to support basic needs projects through a competitive, responsive grantmaking fund.  Basic needs, as we define them, are shelter, food, and clothing. TGKVF believes that without caring for its residents’ basic needs, a community is incapable of thriving. 

Basic Needs project priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate the potential to expand or deepen their impact or those that are already achieving measureable impacts as well as efforts that involve goal-oriented, flexible partnerships among the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.  Initiatives that take a long-term view of what is required to move people and places out of poverty will also be prioritized.

 

Responsive Grantmaking Eligibility Criteria:

 

Applicants must:

  • be 501 c3 nonprofit organizations or public government entities as determined by the IRS
  • demonstrate their ability to build community wealth
  • priority given to proposals that demonstrate multi-agency collaboration
  • serve at least one of Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Clay, Lincoln, and/or Fayette counties

 

Application and Review Sequence and Flow

 

•           Applicants are invited to apply on a rolling basis

•           Applicants must work with a program officer prior to applying

•           Applications are reviewed by the Distribution Committee which makes funding

            recommendations to our Board of Trustees

•           Funding decisions will be made quarterly (March, June, September, December) by our

            Board of Trustees

•           Funded projects typically have a one-year timespan; final and interim reports are due at

            the appropriate times throughout the grant period

 

 

For more information about the Responsive Grantmaking program, please contact Senior Program Officer Sheri Ryder at sryder@tgkvf.org or 304-346-3620.

             

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation - 1600 Huntington Square, 900 Lee St. E., Charleston, WV 25301 - [P] 304-346-3620 - [F] 304-346-3640 - tgkvf@tgkvf.org

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