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Grant Guidelines and Funding Parameters
 


Grant Guidelines and Funding Parameters

 
 

Funding Guidelines

For 2015 through 2019, Stevens Square Foundation will continue to focus its granting on programs that provide services for seniors. We support two types of programs:

I.   EXISTING PROGRAMS THAT ENABLE SENIORS TO REMAIN IN THEIR OWN HOMESHomes may include a variety of living arrangements, but not nursing homes. (Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000)

   These programs MUST:

  • Provide access to services for elders who are financially vulnerable 

      Additional priority will be given to programs that address some of the following:

  • Provide access to services for:
    • Immigrant and ethnically and racially diverse seniors
    • The frail elderly
  • Provide core community-based resources and services, including in-home social support and wellness visits, chore services, housing modifications, transportation, and food delivery
  • Match the resources of vital elders with the needs of frail elders
  • Address isolation of seniors and foster greater social connectedness
  • Support the needs of caregivers
  • Include volunteerism or augment volunteer coordination systems
  • Address early stage memory loss among seniors in the community 

II.   NEW PROGRAMS FOR:

  • Planning:  to develop pioneering (new) projects or programs that improve the lives of older adults (Grants range from $5,000 to $30,000)                                        
  • Implementation:  to carry out innovative new programs and projects or substantially expand existing programs that significantly improve the lives of older adults (Grants range from $10,000 to $50,000)

   Priority will be given to programs that address some of the following:

  • Provide access to services for elders who are financially vulnerable 
  • Provide access to services for:
    • Immigrant and ethnically and racially diverse seniors
    • The frail elderly
  • Provide core community-based resources and services, including in-home social support and wellness visits, chore services, housing modifications, transportation, and food delivery
  • Match the resources of vital elders with the needs of frail elders
  • Address isolation of seniors and foster greater social connectedness
  • Support the needs of caregivers
  • Include volunteerism or augment volunteer coordination systems
  • Address early stage memory loss among seniors in the community 

Not eligible for funding: Stevens Square Foundation does not fund the delivery of direct medical and psychological services to individuals and/or other services that are also covered through individual payments by Medicaid or Medicare.  We also do not fund individuals, capital campaigns or endowments, and major building construction. 

Funding Parameters

Organizations that are eligible to apply for Stevens Square Foundation support:

  • Focus on providing services to older adults
  • Provide services located in the Twin Cities seven county metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties)
  • Have current tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) status

Stevens Square Foundation provides one-year grants and up to three consecutive years of support. Your organization must reapply for each year of funding. After three consecutive years of funding, your organization must take one year off before reapplying for further support.

Stevens Square Foundation provides both project funding and general operating support. Organizations are eligible to apply for general operating support if their primary mission is to improve the lives of older adults.

Stevens Square Foundation does not provide the following types of support:

  • Grants to fund the delivery of direct medical and psychological services to individuals and/or other services that are also covered through individual payments by Medicaid or Medicare
  • Grants to individuals, political organizations or candidates, fraternal societies or orders
  • Courtesy advertising or sponsorship
  • Grants to religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Grants to umbrella organizations such as federated fund drives
  • Grants that fund deficits
  • Grants for capital campaigns and major building construction
  • Grants for endowments