Bobcats Charitable Foundation
THE GRANT CYCLE
The Bobcats Charitable Foundation will review grant applications for funding consideration on an annual basis. The volunteer board of directors, working with the President of the Bobcats Charitable Foundation, will evaluate grant proposals and make funding recommendations based on the merits of each proposal and the potential impact of the proposed project, relative to the goals of the Bobcats Charitable Foundation. Grants are awarded annually in December of each year.-->
Priority consideration will be given to organiztions demonstrating collaboration with other agencies and whose programs have significant reach in number of people served and a measurable impact on those individuals. Priority also will be given in "seed grants" to initiate promising new projects by existing agencies or by new organizations.
The Bobcats Charitable Foundation has the following funding priorities:
Excellence in Education The Foundation is committed to supporting organizations whose work impacts literacy and the educational advancement of underserved and underperforming children and youth.
Health and Fitness The Foundation is committed to supporting organizations whose work impacts healthy and positive participation by youth in recreational sports, especially basketball. The Foundation is equally committed to supporting organizations who promote the development of healthy lifestyles for young people through proper nutrition, exercise and positive life choices.
The Bobcats Charitable Foundation seeks to support programs that promote the healthy mind, body and spirit of children and youth. Grants will be awarded to groups that demonstrate strong evidence of reaching a large population of those in need, have been successful with high-impact service delivery, and possess quality organizational management leadership. Programs and services provided by groups should promote the importance of literacy and education, health and fitness, or arts exposure for children and youth.
The Bobcats Charitable Foundation accepts grant applications from all deserving non-profit organizations in the Charlotte area that support the Foundation's mission, complete the application in its entirety, including submitting all additional materials required, and meet the following criteria:
The Bobcats Charitable Foundation does not accept grants from:
The Foundation does not typically provide funding for the following:
The ability of the Bobcats Charitable Foundation to support outside organizations is dependent on the quality of proposals received, as well as the success of the Foudation's own fundraising efforts. Regrettably, the Foundation receives more requests for support than it can fund; therefore, some requests are declined even though they meet Foudation requirements. Because of the volume of requests received, we do not provide feedback on proposals that are not funded.