SCCF Eligibility Criteria rev 5.11
Eligibility criteria for a SCCF micro-grant:
- Applicant must be a tax exempt, not-for-profit (e.g., IRS reg. 501(c)(3)) or a legally-chartered cooperative organization that is operating in the Sacramento area.
- The applicant’s proposal must be for a specific project, activity, task or purchase, not for general program operations or ongoing costs, or for the purchase of food or gift certificates for food.
- The proposed project must fit one of the categories listed in the SNFC Community Sharing Policy:
- Promoting nutrition or health
- Supporting a healthy environment
- Meeting basic human needs, particularly nutrition
- Promoting the cooperative movement
Grantees are required to:
- Abide by the SNFC’s Nondiscrimination Policy, which requires you to: conduct business and serve customers/clients without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran’s status, or religious beliefs; not knowingly conduct business with or support any organization, business, group or individual who discriminates against others as listed above; prohibit discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment) of customers/ clients and employees and anyone doing business with the organization.
- Agree not to use any of the funds for lobbying or political activities.
- Publicize the award by submitting press releases to the local media and/or within your organization (e.g., your own newsletter), and provide the SCCF with copies of the articles.
- Submit a brief report to the SCCF about results achieved with the micro-grant.
- SCCF micro-grants typically have ranged from $200 to $500 but can be from $50 to $750 (or as specified in the annual Request for Proposals).
- The SNFC may use the information you provide in the application to publicize your organization in our newsletter and/or in a press release.
- Preference is usually given to organizations that have not received over $200 of funds or product/in-kind donations from the SNFC and/or the SCCF during the past 12 months.
- The annual Request for Proposals (RFP) is usually issued by March 1 each year, and is available, along with the micro-grant application form, both on the SNFC website and at the SNFC’s Customer Service Desk. Applications are typically due in early April.