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Grant Process Spring 2013
(Note new deadline for submission)

Application Procedure

The Morgan Hill Community Foundation is committed to enriching the quality of life for the greater Morgan Hill area residents by awarding discretionary grants to charitable organizations, that support valuable programs and activities. Grants are awarded once a year within the funding areas of Recreation, Arts & Culture, Agriculture & Environment, Education & Life-long Learning, Science & Technology, Health & Human Services. All qualified applications are considered according to their merit.

Completed applications should be submitted and postmarked no later than March 15, 2013 and sent to:
MHCF, Attn: Grants, P.O. Box 1974, Morgan Hill, CA 95038

Organizations will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their application by the end of April, with funds to be granted in May.


The Foundation will focus on requests that have:

  • Programs contributing positive and unique benefits in the funding areas
  • Local nonprofit involvement
  • Fiscal responsibility and management qualifications
  • Programs that impact a broad spectrum of community members
  • Programs that charge minimal or no fees to participants
Grants normally will NOT be awarded to:
  • Individuals
  • Influence legislation or elections
  • Travel to, or in support of, conferences
  • Organizations that are discriminatory
  • Cover costs already incurred
  • Programs or organizations outside the established boundaries
  • Subsidize the writing, publication, or production of articles, books or films
  • Contributions to annual fund drives or in support of operational expenses, except during a start-up period not to exceed three years
  • Fund the same organization/project for more than three consecutive years
  • Sectarian religious purposes
  • For-profit entities.

the organization should have either:
    1. IRS letter confirming tax-exempt status under Section 01(c)(3),
    2. Be a public entity
    3. have a fiscal sponsor with tax-exempt status
    4. qualify as a small public charity

Grant Amounts
Funds will fall generally in the range between $300 and $1,000 depending on the amount available for distribution.

How to apply for a grant
  1. Obtain a copy of the application by clicking here.
    or e-mailing: or calling (408) 722-7612.
  2. Complete the application or include the same information in another format, and attach a projected line-item budget for the project.
  3. Provide proof of tax exempt status by providing either:
    • A copy of the IRS letter confirming your organization's tax-exempt status.
    • A letter certifying fiscal support from an organization with a 501(c) 3 status.
    • Completion of the "Small Public Charity Questionnaire"

Mail the application to the Foundation before the grant cycle deadline date.

Att: Grants
P.O. Box 1974
Morgan Hill, CA 95038

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