NEW! Engaged Partners Grant Opportunity

A bright green umbrella sits open on the ground over a stack of cashI know we ask a lot of our community foundation affiliate partners. This fall seems to be especially busy, with many events, activities and changes happening in a very short time frame. With all this buzz of activity in mind, we have created an incentive opportunity for your foundation to earn up to $5,000.

The Engaged Partners Grant has only one requirement: Show up. To be eligible for this grant opportunity, community foundation advisory boards must have at least one board member attend each of the following events:

  • “The Million Dollar Question” fundraising seminar with Marcy Heim, Oct. 3
  • A Community Fund Portal training (choose from one of four dates/locations)
  • SWIF Grow Our Own Summit, Nov. 8

For each advisory board member attending an event, your foundation can earn $250 up to $1,500. That’s an opportunity to earn $1,500 three times! An additional $500 will be available to those foundations who have attendees at all three events and demonstrate proficiency in using the Community Fund Portal in FY19.

$1,500 + $1,500 + $1,500 + $500 = $5,000 for your endowment or unrestricted project fund!

I know you’re probably thinking, “Could this possibly be true? Am I dreaming?” Yes, it is true and no you’re not dreaming. We think each of the upcoming events are fantastic learning opportunities that will have ongoing returns for your foundation and your community.

Please take the time to discuss with your board who will be able to attend each of the three events. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at [email protected]. Thanks for staying engaged!


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