Tax Exempt Status
Applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, or be able to demonstrate
that they have obtained a 501(c)(3) organization as a fiscal agent.
Grants for projects usually range from $5,000
to $50,000. The Fund defines grants in this category as those that support
projects with finite funding needs, or those that provide seed funding
for new initiatives. Grants for specific programs may be awarded in either
a single payment, or in annual installments that may range from two to
five years. The grant payment schedule will be determined by the Fund.
Capital and Endowment Campaigns
Gaia Fund will consider capital and endowment campaign requests,
but assigns such requests a lower priority. Grant awards in support of
capital and endowment are typically consistent with the grant amounts
awarded for specific programs.
The Fund may elect to renew general support or project
grants in succeeding years, but renewal is not guaranteed and
grantees are cautioned to plan accordingly. Non-renewed general
support or project grants will be ineligible for reconsideration until at least two
years have passed since the last grant was awarded.