Attention, campers! Any nonprofit benefiting children had better plan on being at Communities Foundation of Texas Tuesday morning. It’s the Crystal Charity Ball’s Selection Orientation Session that starts at 8:30 a.m.
According to Grant Selection Chair Lisa Longino, attendance is certainly not mandatory, but this gathering provides insight and tips on how to apply for the 2017 grants.
And while Monday, October 31 (aka Halloween), may seem like many high school football games away, it’s the deadline for submitting applications for the grants.
Prospective agencies must meet three basic requirements:
- to serve children in Dallas County,
- have had a 501 (c)(3) tax designation for at least three years and
- must have provided services in Dallas Country for at least three years.
It was just a couple of years ago that North Texas Food Bank President/CEO Jan Pruitt warned her team that if they wanted to submit an application, it was a daunting experience. Still she added that receiving one was like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. BTW, her team did submit an application for a 2015 grant and received $750,000 for their efforts.
Applications are now available here, but be smart and attend the meeting. Who knows what tidbits will be shared!