Community Enrichment Grant Workshops Strongly Encouraged

First October Workshop October 2nd
Grant Information Workshop – FREE

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the following Community Enrichment Grant Information Workshops. The Director of Grants & Programs will introduce attendees to the grant program, discuss the core components of a well-designed grant project, provide strategies for effective grant proposals, and answer questions:

  • Ukiah: October 2, 11:30-1:00 (brown-bag lunches welcome), Community Foundation of Mendocino County Community Room, 204 S. Oak St., Ukiah
  • North Coast: October 9, 11:30-1:00 (brown-bag lunches welcome), Mendocino Coast Clinics Conference Room, 205 South Street, West Entrance, Fort Bragg
  • South Coast: October 16, 11:30-1:00 (brown-bag lunches welcome), Elaine Jacob Center, 38550 South Highway One, Gualala
  • North County: October 23, 11:30-1:00 (lunch provided), PLEASE NOTE UPDATED LOCATION Howard Hospital 11 Oaks Conference/Training Room, 1040 South Main St., Willits : (corner of Hwy. 101 and Walnut, next to Madrone Professional Buildings)

Optional: Building Better Boards Workshop – $49

Each workshop will be followed by an optional technical assistance intensive, Building Better Boards from 1:00-4:15pm.  Offered in partnership with Catherine Marshall and Sue Haun for a fee of $49.00/person.  Register through Build Better Boards Intensive. Scholarships are available for those organizations that would like to enroll multiple board members. Please contact Megan Barber Allende for details. Each participating organization will leave the workshop with a board development work plan and have the opportunity to participate in a free 6-month Building Better Boards Learning Cluster Program.


Application Deadline:   

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

 The Community Enrichment Grant program supports community-based projects that are consistent with the Community Foundation’s vision. These include projects that protect and advance the unique sense of place and natural environment found in the County, as well as projects that increase opportunities for people of all ages to lead healthy lives and to work, learn, create, contribute, and prosper.

Total amount of funding available: up to $120,000

(grant range:  $500-$5,000 for individual awards; $5000-$10,000 for collaborative awards).

All Mendocino County non-profits, school districts, tribes, and special districts are eligible to apply except those that received a Community Enrichment grant in 2014.  See the 2015 Community Enrichment Grant Guidelines eligibility section for further clarification, and exceptions.

Applicants should not hesitate to email the director of Grants & Programs, Megan Barber Allende if they have remaining questions or would like feedback on their proposals after attending a grant workshop and/or carefully reading the grant guidelines.

Community Enrichment Grant Workshops