Nonprofit Funding


Guidelines for Nonprofit and Start-Up Nonprofit Agency Funding
Town of Davidson
2016

The Town of Davidson, on an annual basis, funds nonprofit and start-up non-profit agencies that provide needed services to Davidson citizens.  To be efficient and fair, we are instituting the following process and general guidelines:

Process:      

- The Nonprofit and Start-Up Nonprofit Agency funding acceptance period is May 18 to June 17, 2016.  
- Fill out the online application and upload the required materials.            
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The Livability Board will make funding recommendations on June 21, 2016. The recommendations will go to the Board of Commissioners for final approval on July 12, 2016. The agencies will be notified regarding funding by by July 31, 2016.

Annually, each funded agency will be required to report how the funds were spent by June 30, 2017.

Program Grant Guidelines:    

-Nonprofit agencies must meet a public purpose that the town government doesn’t directly serve and provide a service to citizens that the town does not directly provide.  The nonprofit agency must be experienced in delivering that service.
  
-Nonprofit agencies must have 501(c) 3 status, a volunteer board of directors, and must provide to the town
appropriate accounting measures, in compliance with the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, to insure accountability.

-Agencies applying for start-up nonprofit grant funding 

-The number of agencies funded can change each year and there is no limit on the number of agencies that can qualify and apply. 

Start-Up Nonprofit Agency Funding (up to $1,000):

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Those organizations that do not meet the "Program Grant Guidelines" listed above have the opportunity to apply for the Start-Up Nonprofit Agency Funding Grant. Organizations will use the same online application.
 
-The start-up nonprofit must meet a public purpose that the town government doesn’t directly serve and provide a service to citizens that the town does not directly provide. The start-up must have a solid proof of concept, volunteer board of directors and appropriate accounting measures in place.

-Funds from this grant must be used towards the costs to establish a nonprofit organization. The organization must establish a 501(c)(3) by June 30, 2017 and if it fails to do so, all funds must be returned to Town of Davidson.
 
Questions should be directed to Town Clerk Heather James or emailed to hjames@townofdavidson.org.