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Grant WritingMINI GRANTS
Mini grants are for agencies interested in applying for $1,500 or less. Mini grants have a monthly deadline on the first Wednesday of each month. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm. Applicants will be notified within thirty (30) days of review of the award status.

Application material may be submitted three ways:

1) Via Regular mail to:
    San Marcos Community Foundation
    1 Civic Center Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069

2) In Person at:
    San Marcos Community Foundation
    1 Civic Center Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069

3) Via email (PDF format- as one combined PDF file) to: jmagee@san-marcos.net 

Faxes are not accepted. Agencies requesting mini grants are limited to two (2) grant awards per calendar year. An agency may not apply for a mini grant during the same quarter that it is applying for a regular grant. No matching funds are required for mini grants.

Records/receipts must be submitted to the SMCF no later than six (6) months from approval of the funding request unless otherwise approved by the Grant Funding Committee. Failure to comply with the deadline will result in grant monies (partial or full) being returned to the SMCF immediately and may impact future awards.

A short, one-page report should accompany the receipts providing feedback to the Grant Funding Committee regarding when and how the money was spent as well as a self-evaluation of the project or program effectiveness. The chief officer of the agency should sign this report.

REGULAR GRANTS
Regular Grants are for those agencies interested in applying for a grant of $1,500 to $10,000. A quarterly deadline for the regular grants has been established for the first Wednesday of the months of January, April, July and October (applications must be received by 5:30 pm).

Upon review of the application, the Grant Funding Committee will determine if additional information is needed and whether or not an agency visit is warranted. The applicant may also be requested to present its proposal to the full Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting as determined by the Grant Funding Committee.

Agencies will be notified within thirty (30) days of the quarterly Board meeting of the award status.

Application material may be submitted three ways:

1) Via Regular mail to:
    San Marcos Community Foundation
    1 Civic Center Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069

2) In Person at:
    San Marcos Community Foundation
    1 Civic Center Drive
    San Marcos, CA 92069

3) Via email (PDF format- as one combined PDF file) to: jmagee@san-marcos.net

Faxes are not accepted. Agencies requesting regular grants are limited to two (2) grant awards per calendar year. An agency may not apply for a regular grant during the same quarter that it is applying for a mini grant. Whether or not matching funds are required for a regular grant is at the discretion of the Board depending upon the specifics of the request.

At the time of the funding, the Board will establish the timing of the reporting process. All records/receipts must be submitted to the SMCF no later than the timeframe established by the Board. Failure to comply with the deadline will result in the grant monies (partial or full) being returned to the SMCF immediately and may impact future awards.

A detailed one page report should accompany the receipts providing feedback to the Board regarding when, how, etc. the money was spent as well as a self-evaluation of the project or program effectiveness. The Chief Officer of the agency should sign this report.

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SMCF CONTACT: Julie Magee | (760) 744-1050 x3137 | jmagee@san-marcos.net