The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation welcomes proposals from non-profit organizations that
promote creative educational projects in Calhoun County. The following
guidelines help direct our funding decisions:
1. Program Areas:
The Foundation will consider requests that fall within
the following interest areas:
Health Education and Human Services
Civic & Community
2. Geographic Considerations:
The Foundation prefers to target:
primarily Calhoun County;
Organizations serving Calhoun County and
headquartered elsewhere; and
exceptions at the Board's discretion.
3. Funding Priorities:
Creative educational projects receive the highest
consideration. We do not contribute to ongoing operating funds or short-term
personal opportunities such as trips, conferences or summer camps. We are not
allowed, by law, to make grants to individuals. Grants to capital campaigns
or endowments are considered on a very limited basis.
4. Qualifying Organizations/Projects:
To be eligible for support, the organization
or institution, as well as the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify under
non-profit regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Projects must demonstrate the potential to continue the funded
work in a self-renewing manner after Binda Foundation funding ceases.
THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS
We have implemented an online two-step application process which helps potential Grantees
better understand and prepare the actual application for consideration by the Foundation
Board of Trustees.
I. AN ONLINE LETTER OF INQUIRY is the requested means of initial contact - please
follow this link
to submit your Online Letter of Inquiry and describe the project for which funds are sought.
By following the automated steps in the Online Letter of Inquiry you will be able to provide
1. A brief description of the program;
2. Who is being served;
3. Dates of the project;
4. The anticipated request amount; and
5. Any other sources of support.
Online Letters of Inquiry can be submitted at any time. If the request is within the
scope of the Foundation’s mission, you will then receive a link to proceed to the second step:
the Online Grant Application.
II. ONLINE APPLICATIONS must be received by April 1st and November 1st of any year.
If your Online Grant Application is received on time, a confirmation email will be sent to you.
Applications will then be considered by the Foundation Grant Review Committee at its next meeting.
Recommendations made by the Committee are submitted to the Binda Foundation Board of Trustees for
their consideration in January or June. Applicants will be advised of the Board's decisions shortly
To assist you in the preparation of your Letter of Inquiry and Application, the
following are some of the reasons an Application may be denied:
the Application fails to meet one or more of the 5 general guidelines above;
the Application generally duplicates another Foundation project; or
other Applications approved by the Board take precedence at this time.
In certain cases, the Board will request that an Application be revised and/or
resubmitted for consideration at some future time. Should you have any questions concerning the Eligibility
Quiz results, the Online Letter of Inquiry, or the Online Grant Application, please follow the links in the
upper right-hand corner for additional “Resources” or to “Contact Us.”
In fiscal year 2015-16, The Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation granted $886,380.00
in the following program areas: