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How the Program Works:
The not-for-profit organizations that are selected will become case studies for the students. First, the students will research them online and submit summary descriptions. Following discussion, half of the organizations will be selected for further research. This research will include a site visit, a deeper dive into how the organization works, it’s importance to the community and how it might utilize a grant of $15,000-$30,000. This research will be presented and vetted by the class, which will then select 3 organizations as finalists for grants. The students will then work with the finalists to develop a “pitch” for funding a particular project at the organization. These pitches will be presented in mid-November.
In designing this program, we have endeavored to balance the need for students to gather first-hand information with the reality that few not-for-profits have much bandwidth for extensive conversations with students. Thus, if an organization is selected, what we ask of you is proportional to your chances of receiving grant funding—nothing in round 1, a "site visit" (most likely virtual) if you make it to round 2 and a meeting or two to help develop the pitch in round 3.
Download and save the application under a new name before you begin to fill it out, save it again, and PRINT IT OUT before you close the file. (That way, if it doesn't save, you can make a copy of the one you printed out.)
Remember to give us your most recent two years of financial and staff information.
Once complete, please email it to Contact or 949-500-2381 if you have any questions.