General Information and Grant Parameters

Welcome to the American River Bank Foundation Grant Application 2020

Open:              Thursday, July 30, 2020
Deadline:        Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 5 PM
                         Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Notification:   Thursday, December 31, 2020 or sooner
Distribution:   Between January 1 – March 31, 2021

Eligibility Guidelines
The American River Bank Foundation only considers grant applications from nonprofit organizations that:
  • Are a registered 501(c)3 status
  • Provide food, shelter, and/or safety for women and/or children
  • Service the Amador, Placer, Sacramento and/or Sonoma counties and have the primary office and principal place of business located within this geographic area
  • Have provided services for three or more years
  • Have a governing Board of Directors
  • Have a lead executive who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization

The American River Bank Foundation does not fund:
  • Applications submitted after the deadline
  • Incomplete applications
  • Organizations that have been operating for less than three (3) years
  • Individuals, private foundations or international, fraternal, social or labor organizations
  • Political parties, candidates or lobbying activities
  • Capital campaigns
  • Advertising, benefits, raffle tickets, golf tournaments and other fundraising events involving the purchase of tables, tickets, sponsorships or advertisements
  • Religious organizations, unless the program is a secular community outreach program benefiting the community at large (e.g., homeless shelter, food bank)

Required Documents
  • Most recent monthly financial report (Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Activities)
  • Audited financial statements for your most recent fiscal year end.
    • If you do not have an audited report, please submit unaudited financial statements with an explanation of the process used to validate the accuracy of your financial statements.
  • IRS 990 tax return form for your most recent fiscal year end.
    • If either of the below conditions exist, please address the cause in your submission of documents.
      • If your expenses (line 18 Form 990) exceeded your revenue (line 12 Form 990)
      • If your management expenses are greater than 20% of your revenue
  • IRS 501 (c)(3) determination letter
  • Roster of your organization’s Board of Directors with professional affiliations
  • Board donation policy and percent (%) of Board participation