Delta Community Philanthropic Fund
2020 Grant Year

 

Delta Community Philanthropic Fund Program FAQ

Eligibility and Application Period

Q.  Who is eligible to apply for the Delta Community Credit Union Philanthropic Fund?
A.  Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the metro Atlanta, 14-county region and out-of-state branch communities in which Delta Community Credit Union does business are eligible to apply.

Q.  When can my organization apply for a grant?
A.  The application period for the 2020 funding cycle begins July 1, 2019 and closes at 5:00 p.m. EST on August 31, 2019. Applications submitted after 5:00 p.m. EST on August 31, 2019 will not be considered for funding and will be disqualified.

Q.  When is the application deadline?
A.  Applications (and all accompanying documents) must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, August 31, 2019. 

Q.  How can my organization complete an application?
A.  Applications (and all accompanying documents) must be submitted via the online application found at DeltaCommunityCU.com/PhilanthropicFund. No part of the application will be accepted by mail, fax, email, hard copy or at a branch.

Q. What are the Application Requirements?

A. The following is required to be submitted with your application:

  • List of board of directors
  • IRS tax exempt letter and/or articles of incorporation
  • Most recent audited financial statement is preferred, but if not available then please provide the most recent financial statement signed by at least two of the following members of your organization: Board Chairperson, Treasurer, Executive Director, CFO
  • Organization’s last bank or credit union statement, if available. If not submitted with this application, this may be asked of you later in the review process by the committee.

Q.  How much funding can my organization apply for?
A.  Gifts range from $2,500 - $10,000.
The Philanthropic Fund will award a total of $100,000 to 18 deserving organizations. Grants will be awarded in the following categories: 

  • Tier One- $10,000 (3 organizations)
  • Tier Two- $7,500 (4 organizations)
  • Tier Three- $5,000 (5 organizations)
  • Tier Four- $2,500 (6 organizations)

Priority will be given to organizations that meet grant criteria and align with our mission to help families manage their household finances and improve the physical and financial well-being of young people. Strong consideration will be given to those organizations which have programming in the following areas: 

  • Financial Literacy/ Financial Education
  • STEAM/STEM and Arts Education
  • Health and Well-Being of Young people
  • Education 

Q.  My organization received a grant from the Delta Community Philanthropic Fund in 2019. Can we apply for 2020 funding?
A.  No.  
Organizations or programs that received funding in 2019 through the Delta Community Credit Union Philanthropic Fund Program are not eligible for funding in 2020, but may reapply in subsequent years. 

Q.  Can I create more than one application in my application account?
A.  To minimize the possibility of submission errors, you should not create more than one application within your account. To view/edit your previously saved application, use the Review/Submit tab on the left navigation menu.

Q.  How do I know the status of my application?
A.  Use the following key for your application status:

  • Click here to Submit will display if your application has not been submitted - click the link and follow the instructions to submit your application.
  • Complete, not submitted will appear if you have completed all required fields, but have not yet submitted your application.
  • Submitted will display once you have properly submitted your application.

Q.  How can I view my submitted application?
A.  On the Review/Submit tab, choose Print in the far right column.

 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us at Sponsorships@DeltaCommunityCU.com