Grant cycle: SPF awards charitable grants on a quarterly basis.  The selection process is managed through review at a regularly scheduled meeting by the Board of Directors.

Eligibility requirements: All grant requests must address issues, concerns, or opportunities in the community service area targeted by SPF. Any group or organization providing services to local area residents may apply for a grant. Applicants are either 501(c)(3) organizations, schools, or government entities or groups who have a fiscal sponsor that qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

SPF Community Grants eligibility also includes for-profit organizations, 501(c)(6) organizations, or faith-based organizations doing charitable work benefitting the general community in our target service area.

How to apply: All interested groups may submit a grant request, on an organizational letterhead, describing the proposed project and purpose of the requested funds. Grant requests may be submitted at any time throughout the year. The Board of Directors will make funding decisions quarterly, after grant proposal submission. The Board of Directors quarterly meetings are Feb, May, Aug, and Oct of each year. If you need access to a computer or assistance submitting a grant request via email, send a note via the website inquiry form.

Funding Parameters: SPF grants will not fund endowments, fundraising events or sponsorship of events, appeals for religious purposes (though faith-based organizations may apply for projects benefitting the general community), or individuals. Community Grants range from $100-$500 given the nature of the proposed project and targeted number of people served.