Applications were due Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (PST).

The Sozosei Foundation Community Fund is accepting grant proposals from eligible organizations that serve under-resourced and marginalized local communities, and seeking to do work within the following areas: racial justice, access to social and legal services, food security, arts, and health and well-being. Eligible organizations may submit video or written requests for grant funding.

AVAILABLE FUNDING
The Sozosei Foundation Community Fund has committed a total of up to $75,000 for this current grant program. The grant amount ranges an applicant may request under this program is $5,000 – $15,000 (maximum).

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The Sozosei Foundation Community Fund will accept grant applications from organizations that meet ALL the following criteria:

  • Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, classified as a public charity, not as a “private foundation” under section for 509(a), are designated a 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) organization, or fiscally sponsored
  • Serving residents of Stockton, Tracy, Lathrop or Manteca

SELECTION CRITERIA
The Sozosei Foundation Community Fund will accept grant requests from eligible organizations seeking funding for projects or activities that directly align with the Sozosei Foundation Community Fund grants program. In its grantmaking, the Community Foundation believes that equity, inclusion and diversity are core to our impact in the community. No effort to serve our community is too small nor insignificant. We are encouraging nonprofit organizations to apply which have budgets of under one million dollars and are committed to meeting a need in their community. This criteria will guide the application review process of the Sozosei Foundation Community Fund Committee. We strongly encourage organizations that are minority-led and/or that primarily serve black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) communities to apply.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
There will be a six-month progress report and twelve-month closeout grant report.

REQUEST FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Requests for technical assistance with using our online grant portal, including any questions about the Sozosei Foundation Community Fund grant application, please contact Louis Ponick by e-mail at lponick@cfosj.org with the subject line “Sozosei Foundation Community Fund” or by calling 209-943-2375.