status by the Internal Revenue Service. Demonstrated Need: Requests for support must demonstrate that the program/organization is addressing a known community need, and not simply duplicating existing efforts. Types of Support: While the Trustees prefer to provide support for specific projects that address a particular community need or issue, support is considered for general operations, capital projects, equipment purchases, and last-resort funding on a selective case-by-case and meritorious basis.
Leveraged ResourcesThe Trust prefers not to be the major source of funding for an organization, but prefers to make grants to organizations which already have commitments from other funding sources. Special consideration is given to programs that encourage other commitments of human and financial resources. Of particular interest are programs that generate a high level of volunteer involvement from the community and/or attract a high level of funding from other sources.