Step 2 - Funding Considerations

In making funding decisions, the Foundation carefully weighs a variety of factors concerning the proposed project and the applicant organization. The following list describes the primary funding priorities and evaluation criteria of the Foundation.


Requested funds will be used to address an important, defined community need, in an effective manner, with a well-planned course of action.

Financial Need

Requested funds are necessary to carry out the proposed activity. Special consideration will be given to requests for funds that would attract other funding or lead to self- sufficiency.

Organizational Capactiy

The applicant has the necessary vision, leadership, management skills, and staff resources to implement the proposed activity.

Service to those of low or moderate income

Special consideration will be given to proposed projects and programs creating equal opportunities for local residents with limited financial means.


The request corresponds to the Foundation’s mission, interests, and resources and is for a charitable project within the communities served.