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Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation Grant

Grants to Louisiana Nonprofits to Improve the Quality of
Life and Provide Economic Opportunities for Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/15/20 4:00 PM Central Time

Description:

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Grants to Louisiana nonprofit organizations and agencies in eligible locations for projects that improve the quality of life and provide economic opportunities for local residents. Applicants requesting grants for capital needs must contact program staff before submitting a proposal. Eligible organizations must be within the Greater Baton Rouge area and surrounding parishes, including East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee.

Types of funding available:

  • Capital: Funding for new construction, a major renovation, or permanent assets/equipment; an endowment
  • Disaster: Funding for the entire arc of disaster relief, from preparedness to recovery.
  • Operating: Funding to cover the ongoing needs of an organization and its infrastructure (staff salaries, benefits, office leases, and utilities)
  • Program: Funding to cover the expenses associated with a particular initiative (staff salaries, benefits, supplies, equipment, travel, office leases, utilities, and training)
  • Seed: Funding for a start-up or emerging organization, or a potentially risky initiative for an already established organization.

The Foundation's focus areas include human services, health and chronic diseases, the arts, public safety/community development, disasters/community resilience, and the environment. The Foundation funds organizations at all stages of maturity and values projects that are innovative and leverage resources in new ways.

For more information about focus areas, see: http://www.penningtonfamilyfoundation.org/what_we_fund.php

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171580

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most of the grants awarded range from $15,000 to $30,000 and are usually for specific programs. Grants that range from $5,000 to $10,000 are often considered for annual support for the organization. Grants of more than $50,000 are less common and are typically awarded for capital projects. Grants are available for operating costs, but funding is typically $20,000 or less. The trustees prefer to give operating support to organizations that have ongoing relationships with the foundation.

Term of Contract:

Most grants are awarded for one year, but organizations may re-apply each year for consecutive funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code.

Grants are primarily awarded to organizations and agencies in the Greater Baton Rouge area and the surrounding parishes, including East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee.

The Foundation does not award grants to individuals or unsolicited fundraising events.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for submitting grant proposals is August 15 at 4:00 pm Central Time. If this date happens to fall on a weekend, the deadline is 4:00 pm on the following business day. The Irene W. and C. B. Pennington Foundation will review unsolicited applications once a year in a single step proposal process.

Notifications will be issued and grants will be awarded once a year in December.

Organizations may submit only one proposal each year. If there is more than one project that needs funding, please email the Foundation before submitting a proposal.

Applicants requesting funding for a capital initiative or a capital campaign must email the Foundation before submitting a proposal.

For more information about the online proposal process, see the URL for Full Text link below.

About the Foundation: http://www.penningtonfamilyfoundation.org/who_we_are.php

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: http://apply.penningtonfamilyfoundation.org/

For questions regarding proposals or technical difficulties with the online grant submission portal, email Rachel Ayn Konick, Program Officer and Grants Manager:
rachel@penningtonfamilyfoundation.org.

The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation
P.O. Box 80239
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: Greater Baton Rouge area and the surrounding parishes, including East and West Feliciana and Pointe Coupee

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