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In observance of Military Appreciation Month (May), THE PLAYERS is extending an invitation to military-and-veteran-serving non-profit organizations in Northeast Florida (Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties) to request funding for their programs and services. Proposals for #Match4Military grants, up to $15,000, will be accepted online May 1st through June 30th. The grants may be used to fund:
#Match4Military was launched by THE PLAYERS in March as part of its military appreciation activities. The campaign encouraged the community to partner with THE PLAYERS to support northeast Florida nonprofit organizations who serve military members, veterans and their families. Through the generosity of the entire community, amplification from media partners as well as matching dollars from THE PLAYERS, the campaign generated nearly $140,000.
CLICK HERE to view the guidelines and submit an application.
With a history and tradition of giving, THE PLAYERS receives numerous requests for funding and support from charities throughout the region. To increase its knowledge and understanding of the growing and ever-changing needs of citizens and communities in northeast Florida, THE PLAYERS has established guidelines, ensuring alignment with its mission, priorities, and resources. THE PLAYERS accepts grant proposals from nonprofit organizations who do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, military and veteran status, disability, sex, age, gender identity, orientation, or any other class protected by law.
Eligible organizations include the following:
• Hold a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;
• Government entities (law enforcement or fire departments) with a funding request to serve the public
• Educational institutions (K-12 public, private, charter schools, and colleges and universities)
And such organizations must meet the following criteria:
• Operate and serve citizens in the five-county area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.
• Provide services aligned with priority focus areas - Youth services; Education; Character development; Health, wellness and sports; Military support;
• Have been in operation with sound fiscal management practices and operations for a minimum of five years.
Timeline: THE PLAYERS grant program is currently suspended, however we maintain our mission to providing charitable and economic benefits to the communities where we play, even during these unprecedented times. We commit to working with our partners to ensure continued support of their needs.
As a way to continue our ongoing commitment to Northeast Florida, the Red Coats - a committee of past volunteer chairpersons- oversee a grant program to support local charities. Information about our 2021 program will be announced at a later time. Since our founding, our mission has been to provide charitable and economic benefits to the communities where we play. We maintain this mission even during unprecedented times and commit to working with our partners to ensure continued support of their needs.
ELIGIBILITY – to be considered for funding, organizations must:
· Have a non-profit, tax-exempt classification under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
· Have broad community support and address specific community needs.
· Expend funds and provide services in the following five counties: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns.
· Practice and provide services without discrimination as protected by law.
Funds will not be granted for the following:
· Private foundations
· Organizations that are themselves, grant-making bodies
· Operational expenses (including salaries)
· Travel or conference expenses
· Sponsorships, events or projects for which staff receive tangible benefits or privileges
· Political Action Committees, political causes or candidates
· Debt reduction
· Gifts, honorarium, gratuities
PARAMETERS – here’s what we are looking for:
· Project or program specific needs
· Lives impacted, services provided, needs met, increased reach, etc.
When submitting a grant application, please ensure all requested information is uploaded to the application and keep attachments to a minimum.
A. REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION
1. Proof of the organization’s 501(c)(3) status
2. Most recent financial statements (audited statements preferred)
3. Most recent IRS form 990
4. Operating budget for the current fiscal year
5. Supporting documents regarding how funds will be used.
B. RECOGNITION OF THE PLAYERS
If awarded a grant, recipients may identify THE PLAYERS as a contributor; provided, however, all such acknowledgments and promotions shall be subject to the prior approval of THE PLAYERS. This may be accomplished through newsletters, websites, events, annual reports, signage, interviews, etc. Recipients may not imply or infer an affiliation or association with, or endorsement, approval or recommendation by, PGA TOUR, THE PLAYERS or the Red Coats. THE PLAYERS will provide a copy of the logo for recipients to use.
C. GRANT APPLICATION TIMELINE
Information about our 2021 program will be announced at a later time. Since our founding, our mission has been to provide charitable and economic benefits to the communities where we play. We maintain this mission even during unprecedented times and commit to working with our partners to ensure continued support of their needs.
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