The Fund supports nonprofit organizations with programs and projects that support animal welfare in the immediate vicinity of Coudersport and Potter County, and surrounding areas.

Available to Grant

Minimum request amount = TBD. Maximum request amount = TBD.

Deadline and Notification

Online application will be available for submission through OCTOBER 1
Final funding notification will be made after the DECEMBER FCFP board meeting

Who May Apply

  • Nonprofit organizations that are qualified to receive tax-exempt contributions as defined by the IRS – in the vast majority of cases, applicants will be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, or a unit of government as described in section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Nonprofit organizations without 501(c)(3) status may work through another qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is willing to serve as a Fiscal Sponsor

Ineligible Requests

  • Annual campaigns
  • Costs that were or will be incurred prior to the anticipated grant approval date
  • Endowments
  • General operating expenses such as: salaries for current staff positions, rent, utilities, office expenses/supplies
  • Salaries for new staff for new programs or program enhancements may be considered
  • Multi-year funding requests
  • Operating or program deficits
  • Re-granting, on a case-by-case basis
  • Religious organizations may only apply through a secular qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for community-wide programs/projects
  • Cemeteries, School Districts and School District Foundations, Volunteer Fire Companies
  • School Districts and School District Foundations may apply if collaborating with one or more other districts
  • Clubs, sports teams, or services limited to a select membership
  • Loans, scholarships, fellowships, honorary awards, or travel grants
  • Requests from individuals
  • Organizations with outstanding or overdue final reports from previous grants cannot apply

General Criteria for Reviewing Requests

  • Impact a broad range and diverse group of people in the services area(s)
  • Address community needs and/or opportunities in innovative and creative ways
  • Result in attainable and measurable goals
  • Illustrate financial strength to ensure long-term self-sustainability, especially when seeking start-up or seed funding
  • Show collaboration with other nonprofits without duplicating efforts
  • Leverage or generate other funding sources and/or propose use of grant to attract matching funds
  • Preference given to programs or projects that will have a regional impact

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