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Opus Community Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Financial
Literacy, Arts, Health, Human Services, and Education

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Opus Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/27/19

Description:

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to Washington, Arizona, Oregon, and California nonprofits to benefit communities within the funding source’s service area. Requests will be considered in the areas of education, housing, the arts, health and human services, financial literacy, and economic self-sufficiency. Additional consideration is given to proposals that are beneficial and targeted to low- or moderate-income ("LMI") persons or communities. LMI is defined as less than 80% of an area's median income.

The Foundation focuses its efforts through the following grant-making initiatives.

Financial Focus Grants
The Opus Community Foundation is committed to improving communities’ financial literacy and promoting economic self-sufficiency, particularly for those of limited means. To this end, they provide Financial Focus Grants to support nonprofit organizations providing financial literacy education, training and resources that empower low- to moderate-income (“LMI”) individuals of all ages to build a strong financial foundation for themselves. Special consideration is given to programs that offer volunteer opportunities for Opus Bank team members to serve the community by sharing their professional and financial expertise.

Community Support Grants
Through Community Support Grants, the Opus Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that meet critical community needs in the following areas:

Affordable Housing and Community Revitalization
The Opus Community Foundation provides grants that support the creation of affordable housing, as well as the creation and sustainability of safe, clean and desirable neighborhoods and programs that enhance the quality of life for all residents in communities that Opus Bank serves.

Education and Youth Development
The Opus Community Foundation supports programs in the areas of education, after-school activities, and mentoring that give our youth a sense of community, purpose, and self-worth, with preference given to programs serving LMI communities.

Community Health and Human Services
The Opus Community Foundation supports organizations that provide health-related assistance to children, the elderly, and underserved populations through programs that address access to healthcare, food insecurity, safety net services, and child and family safety.

The Arts
The Opus Community Foundation supports organizations that bring programming and arts education to low-income audiences throughout local communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173454

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants generally range from $2,500 to $10,000. The average grant size is $5,000. Grant requests of greater than $10,000 are considered at the discretion of the Board of Directors and are accepted by invitation only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Opus Community Foundation only funds qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.

Preference is given to organizations serving communities where a physical Opus Bank office is located.

Organizations may apply one time annually for funding; however, groups awarded 3 consecutive years may be asked to observe a one-year hiatus.

Not Funded:
-Religious, political or fraternal organizations
-Private foundations
-Individuals
-Disease-specific causes or organizations
-Golf tournaments, athletic events, leagues or team sponsorships
-School-affiliated orchestra, band, choir, student trips, or tours
-Fundraising activities, galas, luncheons/dinners, or advertising sponsorships
-Conferences, workshops, exhibits, surveys, or consumer interest groups
-Endowments, capital, or building campaigns
-Organizations that collect funds for redistribution to other nonprofit groups
-Agencies, projects, or programs primarily financed by government sources
-The Opus Community Foundation cannot and will not purchase tickets to events, although complimentary tickets or sponsorship recognition may be accepted for the purpose of stewardship, introductions, or due diligence.

Pre-Application Information:

Apply Online: February 4 - March 22 and again September 2 - September 27.

Please only apply one time per calendar year.

Final grant decisions are made by The Opus Community Foundation Board of Directors within three months of the deadline date and awarded shortly thereafter. The Foundation will likely have more than one meeting during the review period so it is possible that there will be more than one grant announcement.

How to apply: https://www.opusbank.com/community-foundation/focus-areas/apply-for-grant

FAQs: https://www.opusbank.com/community-foundation/focus-areas/frequently-asked-questions

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?urlkey=opus

GrantApps@opuscf.org

Opus Bank Headquarters
19900 MacArthur Blvd., 12th Fl.
Irvine, CA 92612

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USA: Arizona;   California;   Oregon;   Washington

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