Grant ProcessGraybird gives grants in the form of marketing services to nonprofits focused on Community, Education and the Fine Arts in Alameda, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
A typical application advances through the following steps:
Graybird Foundation projects typically last from 3 to 12 months. During that time, we supervise all components of the marketing project, liaise with the expanded team of partners and vendors, mentor in-house client marketing staff throughout the engagement, and finally transition the project so the client staff may carry it forward.
General Requirements for Client Applicants:
- Must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
- Must be an organization dedicated to serving the San Francisco Bay area or Idaho
- Organization’s operations must fall under one of the following categories:
Organizations with the goal of enhancing communities by helping stabilize the lives of underserved families, individuals and veterans
Organizations with the goal of strengthening education for children in grades K-12
Organizations with the goal of promoting cultural arts, especially with a mission to educate and give back to San Francisco Bay area and communities in Idaho
In addition to the general requirements, Graybird Foundation will award grants only to organizations that demonstrate strong leadership, an ability to make a clear impact on the San Francisco Bay area or Idaho community, sound finances, and a preparedness to actively participate in a year-long Graybird marketing project.
We cannot fund:
- Expenses incurred prior to the grant agreement starting date
- Individuals (unless included in a scholarship program)
- Medical, academic or scientific research
- Capital improvements, construction, renovation, structural maintenance of facilities
- Administrative personnel (including clerical staff, producers, management, grant writers)
- Religious activities
- Programs that do not support the goals or mission of Graybird Foundation