The Gold Beach Community Fund
The Gold Beach Community Fund provides financial support for projects, activities and services with an aim of enhancing Central Curry County for citizens and visitors.
Accepting applications October 1 and April 1 annually
Guided by a Committee of local residents and administered by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF), the Gold Beach Community Fund’s objective is to provide grant funds for deserving local endeavors, in areas related to:
- Recreational activity and facility development
- Opportunities for cultural enhancement
- Technical assistance and vocational projects
- Academic and lifestyle improvements
- Restoration of environmental assets
- Youth-related facilities and activities
- Tax deductible donations
The fund is administered by the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) under contractual agreement with the Fund’s Advisory Committee. Under IRS Code 501(c)(3), OCF was incorporated to qualify as an exempt organization; and operates exclusively for the purpose of administrating charitable funds. The assets of the fund are held and invested by OCF which annually distributes back a portion of the Fund to be used solely in support of community projects, at the discretion of the Fund’s Board of Directors. Read about the fund's history.
Grant applications should be received by October 1 and April 1 to be considered for funding. The committee may consider applications outside of the normal grant schedule under special circumstances.
Grant awards will normally be announced within 30 days of each grant deadline.
Grant applications are only accepted from 501(c)(3) non‐profits and public entities (also known as 509(a)(1) organizations). Projects sponsored by a qualified non‐profit entity are eligible for funding. Note: Individuals are not eligible for funding.
This Grant Program supports projects and programs related to any one of the six funding priorities reflected above (ROTARY), but preference is given to those projects that benefit youth in the Gold Beach area.
Grant awards normally range from $500 to $2,500 per project or program. The committee may partially fund projects depending on the number of applicants during the grant year. Each year, the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) tells the Gold Beach Community Fund (GBCF) committee how much money is available for grant awards. This number is a percentage of the funds value in a given year and is set by OCF’s board annually.
Ineligible expenses include:
•Annual fund appeals and contributions to endowments
•Ongoing labor or payroll costs
•Office equipment, supplies etc.
•Debt retirement, operational deficits, financial emergencies etc.
Eligible organizations are required to submit by email a completed grant application and proof of non-profit status.
1. Completed application
2. Proof of non‐profit status (IRS Determination Letter, School or Government status)
Within the application, you will be asked to provide:
• A description of the project and information about how it relates to your overall mission
• Information about how the project benefits the Gold Beach community and if applicable, youth
• A budget and timeline
• Any additional documentation that will be helpful to the committee in considering the application
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