Who is Eligible to Apply for a Grant?
Eligibility to apply for a grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is based on the following Assessment Criteria and Guidelines.
I. Assessment Criteria
What the Foundation looks for in making grants
- whose efforts are focused principally within Utah.
- with a history of achievement, effectiveness, and good management demonstrating a sound financial condition (supported by current and complete, certified audited financial statements).
- which make a distinctive contribution to the community without unnecessarily duplicating other services or programs already in place.
- which are consistent with the Foundation’s identified areas of interest.
- which have significant potential to make a measurable impact in an area of need.
- which the applicant organization considers of highest priority in carrying out its primary objectives in the community.
- which show broad-based financial support from a variety of funding sources.
Projects and programs:
II. Limitations and Restrictions
Funding requests will NOT be considered from the following
types of organizations:
- Those that have not received a tax exemption letter establishing 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service, unless they are a unit of government, in which case such a letter is not required.
- Other private foundations.
- Those of a political nature that attempt to influence legislation and/or candidacy of persons for elected public office.
- Conduit organizations, unified funds, or those that use funds to make grants to support other organizations.
- Those that do not have fiscal responsibility for the proposed project.
Funding requests will NOT be considered for the following
types of projects or programs:
- Contingencies, deficits, or debt reduction.
- General endowment funds.
- Direct aid to individuals.
- Conferences, seminars, or medical research.
- Requests which do not fall within the Foundation’s specified areas of interest.