In response to the Covid-19 crisis and to help support our nonprofit community, Bainbridge Community Foundation is releasing all restrictions on any unspent 2019 Community Grants Cycle (CGC) grant dollars including program and event-specific grants. Unspent 2019 CGC grant funds can be used as needed for Covid-19 response to best support your organization. This is for the funding period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020. Please note that a final report will still be required by August 31, 2020.
2020 Community Grants Cycle –The Foundation will be reviewing applications with a need vs. want lens.
BCF has made COVID-19 preparedness and responsiveness a top priority of our 2020 Grants Cycle. We are requesting that each of our grant applicants examine the clear needs of its organization (be it an operational or service delivery need) and hone your application request for grant funding accordingly. We ask you to really focus on what is most important for your organization and for the benefits it provides to our community.
Here are modifications that BCF has made to the upcoming 2020 CGC grant application process:
Extended Application Deadline: We have extended our grant application deadline by two weeks to April 7, 2020. We know that everyone is working remotely with competing priorities.
Ability to Amend Submitted Grant Requests: For those that have submitted grants applications, you have the opportunity to modify your request. Please contact Debbie Kuffel with any needed assistance.
Remote Site Reviews: All site visits will be conducted by BCF community volunteers with past experience reviewing grants. These site visits will be conducted either by phone or via an agreed upon technology.