FACE Community Impact Grant
maximum awarded per application: up to $1,000
available: approximately $4,000-$5,000 annually
contact: Lisa Stachula
opens: August 28, 2019
deadline: October 7, 2019
notification: October 24, 2019
FACE Community Impact grants may be used to fill a variety of funding needs for organizations serving the Fulton, IL area. Examples of funding needs that impact grants can address include:
Building an organization’s capacity to serve
Supporting an organization’s project or activity
Critical equipment/technology needs
Applications are submitted via our online grant system. In this competitive process, applications are reviewed and scored against other applications received. Applications are reviewed and approvals are made by the FACE board.
FACE Community Impact grants may be awarded to nonprofit organizations that serve the Fulton community. The organizations do not have to be Fulton-based, but may apply only for projects or services that directly benefit the Fulton community.
FACE Community Impact grants are reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:
Overall Impact: What important benefits would this grant provide to the community?
Breadth of Reach: How many people in the Fulton area will benefit?
Inclusion: What ages (children, youth, young adults, seniors), genders, income levels, etc. does this grant impact? FACE Community Impact grants try to cover as many Fulton constituencies as possible. Multiple grant applications that target the same constituencies will be prioritized by the board.
Community Leverage: To what extent does this grant involve partnership with others, funding from other sources, and/or engagement of volunteers to accomplish its goal?
Examples of Recent FACE Community Impact Grants
Andresen Nature Center: Observation beehive
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Mentoring for more Fulton children
Fire Protection District: Child-sized evacuation mattress
Friends for Charity: Milk for elementary school children
Fulton High School: AP Chemistry class startup
Historical Society: Computer replacement
Kiwanis: Harvey Suehl Needy Families for Christmas Fund
Midwest Pets for Life: Reduced-cost spay/neuter and other animal services
Schmaling Library: Rosetta Stone foreign language programs
Second Reformed Church: Community-wide Christmas “Measure of Love”
Volunteer Educators at WCC: Wild Winter Wednesdays
Volunteer Millers at Windmill: Miller Club for an Olympian to speak
We’re here to help you to be as successful as you can with your grant application. To discuss if your project is the right fit, contact:
Lisa Stachula / email
Call (563) 326-2840
FACE Community Impact grant recipients need to complete a final report when they have used their grant for its intended purpose (no later than one year from receipt of the grant). Final reports are to be completed in the same online system used to submit your grant application.