The Farrington Historical Foundation is inviting applications for its 2020 grant cycle program that allocates a portion of its endowment to fund community grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations based in or serving Santa Clara County, California. All subject areas will be considered for funding, but the emphasis will be given to historic preservation, environmental conservation, animal protection, the arts, and cultural activities.
As part of the mission, the Board of Directors annually allocates a portion of the Foundation’s investable assets for distribution as grants to eligible 501(c)(3) organizations headquartered in or serving Santa Clara County.
The Farrington Historical Trust was established in 1974 to hold the historic Kirk-Farrington House in trust for use by the Junior League of San Jose, Inc. Under the terms of the original Trust, Mrs. Dorothy Bogen Farrington gave the League the privilege of using the estate as its headquarters, with the Foundation administrating the house and grounds.
The Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from $1,000 to $25,000.
No grant may be more than a one year grant.
An agency may submit multiple applications in the same grant cycle, but no one project may be funded in two consecutive grant cycles.
Any 501c(3) nonprofit organization planning to use the grant funds solely in Santa Clara County, California is welcome to apply for a Farrington Historical Foundation community grant. In accordance with the foundation’s guiding principles, preference will be given to entities involved in arts and culture, animal protection, environmental protection, and historic preservation, though any 501c(3) association may apply.
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organizations.
The following types of support are not eligible: political campaigns, religious activities, deficit financing, loans, grants to individuals, and matching gifts.
The application will not be reviewed unless it is received by the application deadline.
Prepare and submit your grant application on their website, using the online form.
After you have submitted the application, be sure to print a hard copy of it (follow the directions on-screen).
Assemble the application and required supporting documents, which are as follows: Letter from IRS verifying proof of 501(c)(3) status, Board of Directors listing, The project or program budget, Your organization’s total budget.
Optional informational documents may also be included, but are nor required. Examples include brochures, newsletters, photographs, letters of support, etc. Please submit no more than 25 pages, total.
Scan all documents including the application and convert to .pdf files.
Email the files to their office.
Final Report: All grantees are required to submit a final grant report as soon as reasonably possible after the monies have been used to fund the grant project or activity. The report should clearly demonstrate that the funds were used as intended and describe what benefits to the community resulted from the grant.
For more information, visit https://farringtonfoundation.org/grants/applying/