Eligibility & Grantmaking Process

ELIGIBILITY

ELIGIBILITY

The Valenzuela Foundation considers proposals requesting general operating or specific project support for work in the Inland Empire – San Bernardino and/or Riverside Counties – that align with our mission and vision. Eligible organizations must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Emerging and developing as well as established programs / projects / organizations are eligible for funding. Grant cycles will provide one-year grants of varying sizes.

The Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation will accept applications By Invitation Only. If you are interested in applying, please contact Lina Paredes at Lina@gjv-foundation.org or 888.208.0547 to discuss your proposed request or for any questions regarding the application process.

The Valenzuela Foundation does not support:

  • projects that only serve communities outside San Bernardino or Riverside Counties
  • individual efforts or scholarships
  • private businesses or profit-making ventures
  • direct union organizing
  • electioneering for candidates for public office
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Grantmaking Process

Proposals will be reviewed carefully by foundation staff. Applicants may be asked to answer additional questions and/or may receive a scheduled site visit.

The Valenzuela Board of Directors makes final decisions. Grants will be announced by mid-June. All decisions are final and may not be appealed.

Funded organizations will receive written grant agreements that must be signed and returned to the Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation. A final report will be due at the end of the grant period.

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How To Apply

The Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation will accept applications By Invitation Only. If you are interested in applying, please contact Lina Paredes at Lina@gjv-foundation.org or 888.208.0547 to discuss your proposed request or for any questions regarding the application process.

For new Applicants the narrative questions are:

Organizational Description

1. Briefly describe your organization’s mission and history.

2. What issues are you addressing?

3. What are your core programs and services? How do your services meet the needs of your community?

4. What is your organizational structure?

5. What organizations do you work closely with and in what capacity?

Guillermo J. Valenzuela Foundation Grant Request

1. Please describe your grant request:

a. What need(s) are you looking to address?
b. How will you address the need(s)?
c. Please indicate the total funds needed to implement the project and the amount requested from the Valenzuela Foundation. If applicable, indicate other sources of funding – both committed and pending.

2. How does your request align with the Valenzuela Foundation mission and vision?

3. What are your expected outcomes?

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