General Operating Grants
GRANTS > General Operating Support Grants
These grants may provide general operating support for non-profit organizations with paid staff and a programming history whose programs meet the requirements of The Bisbee Foundation.
Guidelines for General Operating Support Grants
Grants must be matched one-to-one with non-public money and/or with in-kind services.
General Operating Support Grants cannot be used for administration, debt reduction or the construction of new facilities.
The General Operating Support Grant may be used for the acquisition of capital equipment, or for capital improvements, defined only as architectural and construction changes.
In order to be eligible for this grant, a non-profit organization must have the following:
1. Status as a non-profit corporation in the State of Arizona and tax-exempt status from the
Internal Revenue Service with at least a two-year programming history. If an organization
does not have nonprofit status it may use a fiscal receiver (umbrella sponsorship)
- Approval of the governing board of the umbrella organization
- A written contract executed between the applicant and the umbrella organization
- Umbrella organization being fully responsible for all financial commitments related
to the application
2. Non-discriminatory employment and personnel policies
3. The ability to provide the following documents:
- IRS non-profit status letter
- Articles of Incorporation
- Current list of board members and staff
- Current fiscal year budget
Award recipients must file a completion report on all grants received in order to qualify for further grants. These reports will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of The Bisbee Foundation for evidence of fulfillment of all requirements before final approval of the report is given.
At the board's discretion, grants may not total more than 20% of the budget of the organization and must be matched dollar for dollar with non-public monies and/or in-kind services. The in-kind services must be approved by the Board of Directors of The Bisbee Foundation.
If the project is a cooperative activity between two or more organizations, the proposal must include letters from the authorized representative of the agencies along with copies of any agreements or letters of understanding between them.
The following do not qualify for General Operating Support Grant funding:
Organizations receiving more than 50% of annual budget from a public, tax-supported source
Divisions or departments of governments, school districts, colleges or universities
Political or religious organizations or committees
For-profit corporations or entities
General Operating Grants are not awarded for the following:
Travel outside of Arizona
Debt retirement, capital improvements, administration, or construction of new facilities
Tuition or refreshment costs
Salaries beyond duration of project
The establishment or augmentation of endowment funds