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Application and guidelines

Fresno Regional Foundation is pleased to provide guidelines and application materials for all our competitive grants. Please ensure that your organization is eligible for the competitive grants then follow the steps below in applying for grants.

Five easy steps to applying for our grants

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  1. Download and review the Grantmaking Guidelines
  2. Confirm eligibility
  3. Complete Organizational Profile
  4. Apply Now
  5. Complete Grant Final Report


  • Nonprofit status or:
    • Government Agency, or
    • Community Group w/ fiscal agent, or
    • Public Agency, or
    • Educational Institution
  • Services/programs provided in one or more of the geographic areas of Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Merced, Mariposa and Kings Counties.
  • Financial Health measured by:
    • IRS 990, and
    • Internal audits for budgets less than 300K, and
    • External audits for budgets more than $300K, and
    • Operational budget for organization
    • Board composition should reflect diverse composition of experiences and backgrounds.
    • Minimum of five board members.

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Fresno Regional Foundation will not consider grant requests for the following:

  • Previously incurred expenses
  • Fundraising by one agency on behalf of another
  • Endowments
  • Institutions limiting their services to persons of a single religious sect or denomination
  • Individuals

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Important Considerations

The organization profile form includes a list of additional attachments. Please include those attachments when submitting the the organization profile form.

Application deadlines are strictly enforced. To avoid any Internet-related problems that might disqualify your application, all electronic submissions must be confirmed by receiving a reply email from a Fresno Regional Foundation.

Follow-up and reporting requirements

Please review the final report form requirements carefully when applying. Organizations must be prepared to comply with all reporting requirements at the end of the grant period. Additionally, please electronically submit copies of press releases and/or media contacts resulting from the grant award. Failure to submit the final report may disqualify the grantee from future funding requests.

Grantee site visits may be conducted by the program officer or a board member of the Foundation during the term of the grant.

If you have any further questions please, contact Sandra Flores or Carla Jackson-Tucker.

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Application deadlines

  • Arts and Culture - March 6, 2009, 5:00 p.m. CLOSED for 2009
  • Youth - June 12, 2009, 5:00 p.m. CLOSED for 2009
  • Human Services - September 11, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Important Dates

Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grantmaking for Mariposa and Madera Counties Organization Profile Deadline September 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm, Grant Application deadline September 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm.

See here for more informaiton on TPP grantmaking.
See here for TPP Addendum.

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