Chaney Family Foundation Grant Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

Due to public health concerns regarding COVID-19 the following changes have been made to the Fall 2020 grant cycle. These changes, indicated in RED, will supersede any conflicting text found on our website.

1) The window of opportunity to apply will be June 1st - July 31st at midnight
2) The Fall 2020 grant cycle is only open to organizations who have received a Chaney Family Foundation grant in the past. If you are a first time applicant or your organization has never received grant funds from the Chaney Family Foundation you are not eligible to apply in this round of funding.

The mission of the Foundation is to benefit the welfare of children and families and to support public safety in specific communities. Therefore the Foundation will only make grants to organizations whose projects or programs exclusively benefit the residents of: Jackson & Josephine Counties, Oregon; Barry County, Missouri and Cabell County, West Virginia.

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

The Foundation has an online application process and the Board makes funding decisions twice a year. Proposals sent by mail or fax will not be accepted. Late applications will not be considered and the Foundation cannot expedite a funding decision.

The Foundation has a spring and a fall grant cycle. Applications are due on or before January 31st and July 31st. Final grant decisions will be announced 9-12 weeks after each deadline.

Size of Grants

  • Organizations requesting support for programs in Oregon and Missouri can submit a grant proposal in the range of $1,000 to $10,000.
  • Organizations requesting support for programs in West Virginia can submit a grant proposal in the range of $1,000 to $15,000.

The average grant size for all counties in our geographic focus area is $6,000.

Eligibility Considerations and Requirements:

Grant applications will be accepted only from tax-exempt agencies. No grants to individuals will be made. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their organization is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt organization before submitting an application. The Foundation awards grants in five strategic areas:

  • Faith Based Programs
  • Human Services
  • Other Charitable Causes
  • Public Safety
  • Youth Enrichment

Previously successful grant applicants are eligible to apply for funding every 12 months.

Activities Not Eligible for Funding:

  • Endowments or annual fund drives
  • Indirect or overhead expenses
  • Sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Visual and performing arts programs
  • Property acquisition
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