The James & Virginia Benson Memorial Fund for the Elderly of Placer County was established in 2002 to assist organizations in Placer County with a focus on providing assistance and services to seniors.
Please note that the requirements articulated below were developed for a previous round of the grant opportunity. Details for future rounds may differ.
To apply, your organization must meet the following criteria:
If your organization is selected for funding, your organization will be required to create a profile on GivingEdge, the region’s resource for nonprofit information. It is highly recommended that you start this process early, as training is required to complete a profile.
Grants may not be used for capital campaigns, gifts to endowments, deficit funding, fundraising events, or direct assistance to individuals. Additionally, grants may not be used for political advocacy, legislative policy efforts, or to promote particular religious and/or spiritual beliefs. Grants will not be given to organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, language, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability.
Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
The need identified within the grant application:
The proposal as outlined in the grant application:
The grant applicant demonstrates sound fiscal practices by providing:
To apply for funding, please complete the online application, which includes a set of narrative questions and project budget form. Applications will open on Friday, October 18, 2019 and close at 5:00pm on Friday, November 1, 2019. No late or paper applications will be accepted. Grants will range from 5,000 to $10,000.