Grants & Research Committee Charter

///Grants & Research Committee Charter
Grants & Research Committee Charter2017-10-13T11:26:58+00:00

Role of Committee:

Reviewing, researching and recommending all grants made by the Stone Canyon Community Foundation (SCCF). The ultimate decision to fund grants rests with the Board. The Committee is responsible for evaluating the grantee performance on an annual basis.

Structure of Committee:

  • Size: 7-9 members
  • Board appoints committee members from the residents and members of Stone Canyon Community.
  • Committee selects the Chair of the Committee.
  • Board member (1) is assigned to the Committee or the Board invites the Committee Chair to board meetings as needed. As appropriate, the Board may request the full committee to attend.
  • Committee will meet as needed during the annual grant research, review and recommendation process, October through April.
  • Minutes will be taken at committee meetings and distributed to all Grant & Research Committee members and chair of the SCCF board.

Responsibilities of the Committee:

  • Conduct a thorough review and research of nonprofit agencies in the Oro Valley and greater Tucson area that focus on the Mission of the SCCF. Draw on the relationship with the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona as a resource.
  • Develop a grant application that is approved by the Board. Draw on the relationship with the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona as a resource.
  • Develop and implement a grant review process that is approved by the Board. Draw on the relationship with the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona as a resource.
  • Submit recommendations to the Board for approval that adhere to the grant making policy, budget and granting schedule set by the Board.
  • Review the application and review process on an annual basis for opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process.
  • Follow up with grantees on a semi annual basis to review impact of funds disbursed by SCCF.
  • Develop ongoing relationships with agencies focused on the SCCF Mission in order to stay current with changing community needs, trends in delivering programs and responses by the non-profit community to these needs.
  • Identify and communicate opportunities of volunteer work for interested SCCF donors.
  • Ensure that the review, research and recommendation process is mindful that the Foundation is funded by donors committed to making an impact in the Oro Valley and greater Tucson area communities and will expect the Committee:
    • to identify a means to measure the impact of the grant(s)
    • to ensure that the dollar amount, length of commitment and number of grants recommended to the Board support the Mission and follow the grantmaking policy
    • to consider a broad representation of the agencies that serve the needs of the youth at risk
  • Ensure that the grant recipients understand that current funding does not guarantee availability of future funds.