Applications are available for the City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program (CGP). Grants for up to $5,000 each are given to non-profit arts and community organizations to carry out projects and programs that directly benefit the residents of Encinitas.
School and library programs, art exhibits, concerts, books for children, yoga for seniors and holiday baskets for families in need are but a few of the many worthwhile community projects that have been funded by the program. The Mizel Family Foundation has made a dollar-for-dollar matching donation, doubling the City funding, since 2007."The donation by the Mizel Family Foundation is truly special and very much appreciated by the City and the organizations and projects that benefit greatly from their generosity," said Encinitas Mayor Teresa Arballo Barth.
The grant program provides funding in two categories: Civic (social, recreation, education, health and the environment) and Arts (visual, performing and literary arts, and arts education). Starting Monday, April 4, applications will be available for download on the Grant page on City website:www.encinitasca.gov/grant. The application document can be saved on the applicant’s computer. Hard copies of the application are available in the lobby of Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue Encinitas, CA 92024. The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
For first-time applicants, a New Applicant Workshop will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 4:00-5:00pm at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. An R.S.V.P. is required, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I have applied for CPG grants, the process takes some time but it is not complex, said Twink Bumann, Encinitas Preservation Association board member. “It’s great that the city holds workshops for first-time grant applicants, I encourage people to attend.”
A Grant Writing Workshop for non-profit organizations will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 from 2:00-5:00pm at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. An R.S.V.P. is required, please email: email@example.com.
“Successful grant seeking is a combination of doing research to find the appropriate potential funding source, following the grant guidelines and preparing a well-written proposal. This workshop will cover the essentials of writing a grant proposal,” said Sharon Omahen, Executive Director of the Coastal Community Foundation. Hand to Hand, a women’s fund at CCF and the City are sponsoring the workshop.
Applications will be reviewed by an Evaluation Panel comprised of members from five (5) city commissions. Recommendations for funding will be forwarded to the City Council; grant allocations will be determined at the council meeting on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. For additional information, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (760) 633-2610.
—City of Encinitas