- Public Broadcasting: Organizations
seeking funding under this category must be involved in public radio
or television broadcasting, and operating under licensing from the
FCC. Organizations must have their principal offices within the City
of Fresno's sphere of influence. Funding is for the purpose of producing
programs and for equipment. NOT for schools that teach radio or television.
- Capital Improvements: Funds in this
category are for organizations seeking funding for capital improvement
projects to enhance existing facilities or for improving fixed assets
in current possession of the organization. This includes the building
infrastructure and permanent fixtures (such as phone lines and heavy
equipment). Organizations seeking funding for new facilities or for
capital campaigns to acquire new facilities are NOT eligible to apply
for this category.
- Enhancing the Quality of Life: The
purpose of this fund category is to support projects of a general
nature that are deemed to improve the general quality of living conditions
in the Fresno area. Funds are to be used for the general enlightenment
and entertainment of the community as well as projects designed for
improvements in neighborhoods. Funds could also include improving
the organizations services. Any service or program related funding
that directly impacts clients that agencies are serving (i.e. living
space, guide dog for the blind, etc.)
- Protecting Natural Resources: Projects
to be funded from this category are intended to help maintain and
preserve existing natural resources. Organizations seeking funds in
this category should be involved in activities that relate to the
outdoors and preservation.
- TCE/FRF Safety Net Category: The
purpose of this funding category is to support local health and health
related nonprofit organizations which provide safety net services
in the areas of nutrition, housing and emergency services. Funds can
be used for general operating expenses, direct services, capacity-building
and other types of projects that help safety net organizations achieve
a higher level of stability. Funds may not be used for capital campaigns.
Organizations not eligible - arts, cultural, animal welfare and other
non-safety net organizations.
Answers to Frequently asked questions:
- The enclosed budget form must be used.
- Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
- An IRS tax exempt letter must be enclosed. (NOT
state tax exempt letter) Also, if 501 (c) (3) is pending the FRF will
NOT grant your agency unless the project is unique and presents an
extraordinary benefit to the community.
- Grant awards will be approved in May 2001.
Organizations will be contacted by mail of their award status.
Please direct all calls regarding the grant
cycle to Jesse Arreguin at 559.226.5600 x102. Thank You!