Board Resolution 2: Grant Policy

Board Resolution 2

Grant Policy
(Adopted April 13, 2014)

The Association will accept grant applications at least once a year. The Association will fund International development projects and/or local projects from the proceeds of fundraising events and sales per Article VII, Section 4 of the CRPCA Bylaws.

a. A Grant Committee will review all grant applications. They will be responsible for reading the grant application in full, asking questions of the grant applicant (should clarification be needed), and then proposing a recommendation to CRPCA members at the next business meeting.

b. The Grant Committee shall consist of 3 – 5 people, and will include the Grants Coordinator as well as CRPCA members. The Grant Committee members will serve for one full year.

c. After the Grant Committee offers a recommendation for project funding, the final decision to fund will be made by a vote of all members who are present at the business meeting which coincides with the grant giving cycle.

d. Grant Funding Criteria: (1) the Association has funds available, and (2) the requestor is an established philanthropic organization.

e. Grant Preference: Project preference will be given to those applications that (1) have in-kind or matching contributions, (2) addresses a one-time need that has been brought about by an emergency circumstance, and/or (3) affiliated with an Oregon or SW Washington Peace Corps Volunteer or Returned Peace Corps Volunteer.

f. Website: Grant program information, applications, and funded project information will be available on the CRPCA website.