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For previous grant recipients, a Final Report is required before requesting additional funding.  Download GMCF Final Report Form HERE

Community Disaster Recovery Fund - 2020 COVID-19

The Greater Manhattan Community Foundation in Manhattan, Kansas has established the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Fund to accept donations from individuals and businesses to help with recovery efforts.  Access to these funds by area 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, churches, or government agencies who are helping address critical needs as a result of the coronaviris in our community.   Funding available will be dependant on the amount that is donated by individuals and businesses. 

Applications will be reviewed and funding decisions made by the GMCF Disaster Recovery Grants Committee.  Upon completion, these grant programs will require submission of a final report to GMCF showing how the funding was used and the outcomes.

The Community Disaster Recovery Fund - 2020 COVID-19 grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 12/31/2020.


Deihl Community Grants

Grants are intended to support projects likely to have a major impact on community efforts in the arts, basic human needs and youth.

       *    Typically, proposals should require awards exceeding $10,000.

       *    Proposals generally should not be made for projects requiring ongoing support from GMCF, although multi-year funding to reach an approved                                     project total will be considered.

  •  A request for proposal process with a set submission time is not in effect.    
     
  •  Non-profit organizations with a potential project should complete the online application that includes a letter of intent/interest to the GMCF for initial screening by the Deihl grants committee.  A   subsequent interview of proposers is common.

            *Proposals for larger or more complex projects should include an especially detailed budget specifying the cost of each element of the project.

The 2020 Deihl Community Grant Program grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 12/30/2020.


Grants for Greater Manhattan

Grants are focused on the arts and humanities, basic human needs, children/youth, community development and leadership, conservation/preservation/beautification, education, the elderly, health care and mental health.

  • Typically, proposals should request no more than $10,000.
  • Grants may be considered both for one-time, discrete activities or for activities likely to require on-going funding.
The 2020 Grants for Greater Manhattan grant cycle is now closed and grant recipients will be contacted soon.

Riley County CARES - COVID-19 Non-Profit Grants

COVID-19 NON-PROFIT GRANT PROGRAM SCOPE OF WORK

Program Outline

To provide 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations in Riley County with support as relief due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, Riley County government is making available $500,000 to support qualified eligible Non-profit organizations. Grants are being offered as a result of acute changes in economic conditions, needs, and resources as well as the availability of state and federal relief programs.

Qualified eligible organizations may receive up to $25,000 on a first come, first serve basis. The application window for the Riley County CARES non-profit organization grant program will open on September 16, 2020 at 10 a.m. and close on November 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Program Guidelines for Riley County Non-Profit Organization Grant Program

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a physical location in Riley County, Kansas and was in operation in Riley County, KS on or before March 1, 2020, is still in operation when the grant funds are received and has experienced disruption due to the COVID-19 global pandemic
  • Employed and paying no more than 50 FTE employees as of March 1, 2020 (subcontractors and/or 1099 employees should not be included in the employee count)
  • Has experienced organization interruption as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • Is not part of a bigger organization with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees


Grant Awards and Eligible Costs

Grant awards are as follows for eligible applicants:

  • Qualified eligible non-profit organizations will receive up to $25,000, until all program funds are awarded or distributed

 

Eligible organizations receiving funds from Riley County will be required to certify in writing they will only use proceeds for:

  • Accounts payable, including utilities, vendors, suppliers, and working capital expenses paid or to be paid from March 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020.
  • Rent/mortgage payments paid or to be paid from March 1, 2020 through November 2, 2020.
  • Activities related to adjustment to the delivery of services, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) to enforce social distancing, touchless point of sale systems, hardware and software to adjust ordering/sales.

Grant awards cannot be used for the following costs:

  • Providing funds, directly or indirectly, to board members
  • Payroll expenses/employee pay; this includes payments to 1099 employees and/or those identified as subcontractors
  • Lost revenue
  • The payment of any local, state or federal tax obligations
  • To finance a project, activity and/or location primarily located outside the geographic boundaries of Riley County, Kansas
  • Any expense already satisfied by local, state and/or federal loan/grant programs
  • Any expense covered with any type of business insurance
  • Payment of Debt
  • Any organization activities not otherwise specified as allowable costs per the grant agreement (to be executed prior to funds disbursement)

Award of Grant and Grant Contracting

Completed applications will be reviewed by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and considerations for grant awards will be based on satisfaction of eligibility criteria and demonstrated need in the grant application. Overall evaluation of need and grant award decision criteria will include:

  • Complete and thorough Non-Profit Grant application
  • Completed W-9
  • Completion of Eligibility Memo Request
  • Completion of Reimbursement report including receipts or invoices marked paid with copies of canceled checks or other proof of payment. This form will be provided with the award letter.
  • Meet minimum eligibility criteria
  • Well explained and demonstrable need due to COVID-19 disruptions
  • Achieves program goal(s) based on economic impact of the applicant entity or sector
  • Supports the economy of our communities and/or the entire county in the short and long term
  • Funds are available for award and distribution

Applicants awarded grant funding will be required to sign a grant agreement and documentation provided as part of the award and disbursement process. Additionally, at least one authorized individual will be required to sign an affidavit at the time of grant contract execution requiring that grant funds will be used as stipulated by the program guidelines and grant contract. Furthermore, the affidavit must promise any unused funds will be forfeited and any use of funds which violates the grant contract shall result in immediate repayment. Additional individuals may be required to sign such an affidavit depending on the structure of the organization and at the discretion of the program administration entity, provided this additional affidavit requirement does not violate the terms of the grant contract.

Upon execution of the grant agreement and its return to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, efforts will be made to disburse funds in a reasonably timely manner via check.

Reconciliation of Eligible Expenses

Eligible applicants shall provide Greater Manhattan Community Foundation a written reconciliation of how awardee’s funds were utilized by November 30, 2020. Awardees shall outline in such reconciliation their use of funds and certify the information on their written reconciliation is accurate and subject to future audit/inspection.

A copy of the reconciliation form grant awardees will be required to submit shall be provided with an applicant’s award letter.

Application and all other required documentation will be submitted to the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation via the following link
https://www.mcfks.org/apply-for-a-grant.cfm?gid=38.

The Riley County, KS - Covid-19 CARES Non-Profit Grants Program grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 11/01/2020.


YES! Fund Grant

  • Grants are intended to support activity-based, before and after school programs.
  • Plans should include an outline of how the program will be offered and carried out in a safe manner given the current pandemic.  Please include information about how the program will be different from previous years and the plans in place to make sure the program will be effective while ensuring that youth, staff, and volunteers are in a safe environment.  
  • Awards are not typically made to primarily support summer activities (especially summer only proposals) – some overlap of school year and subsequent summer activities may be supported.
  • Proposals should not focus on extending the curricular/teaching day for students (tutoring programs are not typically funded, although some elements of tutoring might be imbedded in activity-based programs).
  • Proposals are accepted for activities likely to require on-going support.
  • Proposers are encouraged to emphasize the use of volunteers and, where appropriate, the involvement of the schools.
The YES! Fund Grant grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 10/05/2020.


YIC Grants

Each year, Youth Impacting Community (YIC), a youth philanthropy board funded and supported by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, invites area nonprofit agencies to apply for grant funding. Any nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status or a qualified government entity and serving the greater Manhattan area are welcome to apply. Projects that support the following will be given first preference:

  • Projects initiated by youth
  • Projects that will directly benefit children and youth
  • Projects designed by, implemented by or involving children or youth

The YIC grants are small grants and are typically between $300 and $3,000.

Please include an outline of how the program will be offered and carried out in a safe manner given the current pandemic.  Please include information about how the program will be different from previous years and the plans in place to make sure the program will be effective while ensuring that youth, staff, and volunteers are in a safe environment.  

 

The Fall 2020 grant cycle is now open. Grant applications will be accepted until 10/05/2020.


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