FORREST GOETSCH CHARITIES GRANT GUIDELINES

FORREST GOETSCH CHARITIES GRANT GUIDELINES

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. will seek to provide financial support to existing organizations that are exempt from the federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code by providing funding to those organizations who have helped others through difficult times (medical, educational, family, or economic).  Such organizations may include, but are not limited to, those that support the arts, higher education, health and human services and welfare.  Fund raising activities and private donations will fund the Organization’s activities.  The Board of Directors will meet at least annually to select those organizations that will receive funds from the Organization.  The Board will meet in Schofield, Wisconsin, to make these selections.

It is also the intent of the Organization to award scholarships each year based on the funds available by recognizing outstanding achievement in our communities by a youth who have helped others through difficult times or who have personally overcome challenges (medical, educational, family, or economic) in their lives and meet the application requirements. The intent is to distribute scholarship awards in increments of $1000 per recipient, subject to future increase due to inflation or the increasing cost of post secondary education.  Currently Forrest Goetsch Charities awards a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior at D.C. Everest, Wausau West, Wausau East, Newman, and Mosinee High Schools.

The organization also awards the Forrest Goetsch Cross-Country Scholarship each year.  Each nominee will receive a $500.00 scholarship with one male and female from the greater Wausau area being named as the Wausau area’s outstanding high school senior Cross Country runner.  Those individuals will receive a $2,000.00 scholarship.

These projects further Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. mission of community and vocational service and the goals of the Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc.

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc has as a major purpose raising and distributing funds for worthy community service projects in the Weston, Wausau, and Mosinee WI area.

General Guidelines

Will conform to Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc Funding Goals

Will support Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc mission statement

Will be subject to a formal review process

Amounts over $2500.00 require majority member approval

Guidelines for Funding 

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. accepts proposals from groups and organizations. Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. generally accepts proposals from organizations granted the IRS 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, though other proposals may be considered. Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc currently funds programs from its general endowment funds in the following Areas of Emphasis: 

-Help for the Less Fortunate

-Education for all Ages

-Children and Youth

-Arts and Culture

-Quality of Life

Grants can be awarded for:

-On-going programs

-Special program support

-Specific equipment and materials

-Capital expenditures

-Equipment

-One-time special opportunities/events/projects

-Participation fees

-Sponsorships

-Start-ups and new projects

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc generally does not award grants for the following:

-Administrative salaries or annual operating expenses

-Projects supported by parents for the benefit of their own children,

such as youth activity teams, trips, camps, scholarships, etc.

-Projects for religious or political purposes

-Individuals

-Projects of a highly controversial nature

-Endowments

-More than two consecutive years of funding except those projects directly              associated with Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc 

-Fundraisers designed to raise dollars to grant out to another organization

We are more likely to fund:

-Programs that benefit youth

-Programs and activities that expose youth and adults to different cultures, customs              and languages.

-Requests that focus on basic educational skills or basic needs:

-Requests that benefit a large number of recipients.

-Requests that will benefit recipients over multiple years. 

         

Grant Limitations

Grants generally range from $100-$2,500. When and if additional monies are available, Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc will entertain requests for projects over $2,500.  Grants will not fund 100% of the project cost. Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc Board of Directors will make all the final decisions on grant applications.  The application may be accepted, denied, or tabled for more information.  The amount granted may be less than the amount requested.  Grants are limited to one per project in a twelve-month period, and for only two consecutive years for a project, except for continuing Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc programs.  If a request is declined, an organization may reapply the following year.

Required Reporting

Each grant must be acknowledged in writing promptly upon receipt of the grant funds. In addition, the grant recipient may be asked to attend a meeting of the Board of Directors for Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc for presentation of the grant award. It is also requested that all grant recipients provide a letter indicating how grant funds were used within 60 days from the end of the funded project, and a grant recipient may be required to present a report on the progress and outcomes of their project to the Board of Directors for Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. may issue information to the media about its grant awards, and recipients should acknowledge Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. in their publicity.

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of request with the required information, or complete the form below. Items to be included are as follows:

1. A clearly defined project with budget outlining the specific use of the grant funds.

2. A copy of the sponsoring organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter, if

applicable.

3. A copy of the sponsoring organization’s letterhead, listing the current Board of

Directors, if applicable.

Grant requests may be considered by the Board on a quarterly basis, but at least bi-annually.  Award notification or regrets will be sent within 30 days of the Board decision.

Letters and Applications should be addressed to:

Steven Goetsch

President, Board of Directors

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc

R11581 Sportsmans Lane

Schofield, WI 54476

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc GRANT APPLICATION

REQUESTOR:

Name ___________________________________________________ Date _________________________

Last, First, MI

Organization Name ______________________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________________

City _____________________________________________ State __________ Zip ___________________

E-mail ________________________________________ Cell phone _______________________________

Telephone: Work _______________________________ Home ___________________________________

Amount of Grant Request $__________Expected date for completion of the program or activity __________

Describe the program or activity and what you hope to achieve:

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Specifically describe how your proposal meets the criteria of the Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc. Grants Program?

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Proof of 501(c)(3) status is attached                Budget for grant request is attached

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Signature and Title of Individual Submitting Request

You may contact Steve Goetsch, President of Board of Directors, Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc, R11581 Sportsmans Lane, Schofield, WI 54476 for verification of receipt of your application; or by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc GRANT FINAL REPORT

 

Final Reports are due 60 days following the completion of the project, activity or experience.

Mail to:

Steven Goetsch

President, Board of Directors

Forrest Goetsch Charities, Inc

R11581 Sportsmans Lane

Schofield, WI 54476

Or email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Name ____________________________________________________ Date ________________________

Last, First, MI

Organization Name ______________________________________________________________________

Address _______________________________________________________________________________

City _____________________________________________ State __________ Zip ___________________

E-mail _______________________________________ Work phone _______________________________

Date(s) of program or activity: ______________________________________________________________

What did you do? _______________________________________________________________________

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What was the outcome? __________________________________________________________________

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What would you do differently next time? _____________________________________________________

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Signature and Title of Individual Submitting Report

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