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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: November 1, 2019

PURPOSE

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


APPLICATION PROCESS

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.


Eligibility

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.


Evaluation Criteria

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

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

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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


Final Reports

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. 

Click here to log in and complete your final report for the FACE Community Impact grant you received.