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GRANT PROGRAMS AND DETAILS

There are three different grant opportunities available through FACE.  They are:

FACE Community Impact Grants

D.S. Flikkema Foundation Grants

Fulton Gardens Fund Grants

For information on using our online grant system, click here.


FACE Community Impact Grants

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:

Examples of Recent FACE Community Impact Grants 

Andresen Nature Center:  Observation beehive

Big Brothers/Big Sisters:  Mentoring for more Fulton children

Chamber of Commerce:  “Edutainers” (jump roping and juggling) for 2013 Fall Festival

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

River Bend Senior Center:  Kitchen equipment

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of Recent D.S. Flikkema Foundation Grants

Chamber of Commerce:  Holiday lighting

Fire Protection District:  Two Laerdal suction units for ambulances

Food Pantry:  Holiday food baskets

Friends for Charity:  Milk for elementary school children

Fulton Elementary and Middle Schools:  iPads

Fulton High School:  AP Chemistry class

Historical Society:  Flood of 1965 exhibit

Kiwanis:  Harvey Suehl Needy Families for Christmas Fund

Recreation Corporation:  New laptop

River Bend Education Foundation:  D.S. Flikkema Scholarships

Schmaling Library:  eBooks membership fee

Unity Christian High School:  Microscopes & dissecting trays

Volunteer Educators at WCC:  Wild Winter Wednesday programs at WCC

Volunteer Millers at Windmill:  Miller Club and miller programs

Windmill Steering Committee:  Shelving and signage at WCC

 

  • Building an organization’s capacity to serve
  • Supporting an organization’s project or activity
  • Critical equipment/technology needs

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.

TIMELINE

FACE Community Impact grants are awarded once a year. Applications are due in early October, grant decisions are made in mid-October.  Exact dates will be announced here when they are identified.  For 2017:  Application must be submitted beginning August 29th and by no later than October 8th.  

AMOUNT

FACE Community Impact grants are for a minimum of $250 and generally do not exceed $1,000.  FACE is currently able to allocate approximately $4,000-$5,000 annually for such grants.

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.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

FACE Community Impact grants are reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Overall Impact:  What important benefits would this grant provide to the community?
  2. Breadth of Reach:  How many people in the Fulton area will benefit?
  3. 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.
  4. 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?

APPLYING FOR A FACE COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT

Click here to apply for a FACE Community Impact grant.

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.

 


D.S. Flikkema Foundation Grants

PURPOSE

The D.S. Flikkema Foundation was created to inspire the community of Fulton to achieve and excel.  D.S. Flikkema was born and raised in Fulton and had a thirst for knowledge and an inquisitive mind.  He had a Ph.D. in chemistry and physics, was a professor at Iowa State University, and did atomic research at Argonne National Laboratory.  Upon his death, the foundation was created to support local “institutions, causes and fund drives…worthy of support in the fields of education, religion, and/or charity as well as community advancement.”  Examples of funding needs that D.S. Flikkema grants can address include:

  • Building an organization’s capacity to serve
  • Supporting an organization’s project or activity
  • Critical equipment/technology needs

Please note that the D.S. Flikkema Foundation currently does not fund salaries, building maintenance, or large projects that are not already substantially funded. It also does not fund religious projects that benefit any single denomination.

ELIGIBILITY

D.S. Flikkema Foundation 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.

TIMELINE

The majority of D.S. Flikkema Foundation grants are awarded by mid-June each year.  Applications may be submitted from mid-April to the end of May, decisions are made early June, and grants are issued later in June. 

AMOUNT

D.S. Flikkema Foundation grants are for a minimum of $250 and generally do not exceed $2,500. 

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 designated trustee(s) of the foundation.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

D.S. Flikkema Foundation grants are reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Overall Impact:  What important benefits would this grant provide to the community?
  2. Breadth of Reach:  How many people in the Fulton area will benefit?
  3. Inclusion:  What ages (children, youth, young adults, seniors), genders, income levels, etc. does this grant impact? 
  4. 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?

APPLYING FOR A D.S. FLIKKEMA FOUNDATION GRANT

Click here to apply for a D.S. Flikkema Foundation grant.

FINAL REPORTS

D.S. Flikkema Foundation 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 D.S. Flikkema Foundation grant you received.


 

Fulton Gardens Fund Grants

PURPOSE

The Fulton Gardens Fund was created in memory of Gerhart A. Kopf to continue to support public garden areas in Fulton.  Gerry worked tirelessly to beautify areas of Fulton and the intent of this fund is to both maintain and enhance gardens in public areas and around public buildings.  Top priority is to support good applications received that impact existing gardens and especially those in which Gerry played a role, but all public garden efforts are considered. As funds allow, grants may also be awarded to support new public garden areas in Fulton.  Examples of funding needs that Fulton Gardens Fund grants can address include:

  • Softscape costs:  purchasing shrubs, trees, flowers
  • Hardscape costs:  moving dirt, landscape architecture, buying brick, etc. to establish or maintain garden areas
  • Labor costs:  installing or maintaining garden areas
  • Equipment costs:  buying or renting tools or other equipment needed to maintain gardens

ELIGIBILITY

Fulton Garden Fund 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 public garden space(s) within the Fulton community. 

TIMELINE

Fulton Gardens Fund grants are awarded before the growing season each year.  Applications may be submitted from February to early March, decisions are made mid-March, and grants are issued in early April.

AMOUNT

Fulton Gardens Fund grants are for a minimum of $500 and currently do not exceed $700. 

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 then final approvals are made by the FACE board.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Fulton Gardens Fund grants are reviewed and evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. The overall impact, effectiveness and efficiency of the project at maintaining or enhancing public garden spaces. 
  2. Grant requests to support existing public garden spaces in Fulton normally will be given priority over similar grant requests for new garden spaces (unless money is sufficient to fund both or no applications for existing gardens are received).
  3. Requests received to maintain gardens/plantings that Gerry Kopf played a role in (windmill area, daffodil beds on S. 4th St., 14th St. beautification, etc.) generally will be given priority over other applications (unless funds available are sufficient to fund both or no applications for Kopf-related gardens are received).

APPLYING FOR A FULTON GARDENS FUND GRANT

Click here to apply for a Fulton Gardens Fund grant.

FINAL REPORTS

Fulton Gardens Fund 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 Fulton Gardens Fund grant you received.


Using the Online Grant System

Our online grant system allows applicants to complete, save and submit their grant applications and final reports in one place and have ongoing access to them.

  • For a brief written overview of the features of this system, click here.
  • For a five minute video that demonstrates the steps for creating an organizational profile and completing a grant application, click here.
  • For step-by-step written instructions for using the online grant system, click here.

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