Only 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations serving the Oro Valley and greater Tucson area communities are eligible.
Proposals for grants are considered on the basis of supporting the Stone Canyon Community Foundation (SCCF) Mission and its Fundamental Strategies which state that the Foundation’s primary focus is on “programs that help young people get and stay on track, taking advantage of educational and other opportunities for their own self-improvement and development.”
The Foundation’s Grants Committee oversees all grant making, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. Agencies receiving SCCF grants must serve their populations without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin and sexual orientation.
This policy supports the philosophy and intent set by the SCCF Board to make grants that have a lasting and positive impact on the population served by the applicant organization. To that end, the guideline is to recommend one year grants to the Board of up to $20,000. Organizations that have received grants previously are encouraged to apply again in following years.
Each year, the Grants Committee makes recommendations to the SCCF Board based on a review of the grant applications. This review may include additional research, such as a site visit or request for supplemental information. The amount of grants awarded will be determined by the SCCF Board of Directors and the Grants Committee. Any future year commitments are contingent on some level of measurable performance and the appropriations process.
Our foundation will not consider requests for endowments, debt reduction or large capital funding.
The Grants Committee begins it review and research schedule in October with an annual grant cycle concluding end of March.
- April – September: Agencies are encouraged to review our grant making policies and schedule.
- October 15th – January 15th: Agencies submit grant applications to SCCF online.
- You may register your organization prior to October 15, but may not submit a Grant Application until then.
- New for the 2018/2019 grant cycle: All grant applicants must submit a Common Grant Application to apply.
- February & March: Committee reviews grant applications, conducts additional research and agency site visits.
- By Mid-March: Committee prepares a recommendation for grant funding to the Board for approval.
- By Mid April: The Committee notifies all finalists, whether or not they have received a grant.
- Committee follows up with funded agencies on a semi-annual basis.