NEW HARVEST FOUNDATION CONSIDERS:
- Provide services that benefit the LGBTQ communities in Wisconsin.
- Are not-for-profit and exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code, or who use a qualifying fiscal sponsor.
- Projects/programs should be one year or less in duration with the possibility of renewal.
- New Harvest Foundation will consider funding grants for up to $10,000.00.
New Harvest Foundation gives preference to proposals that:
- Support our most at-risk groups; such as LGBTQ homeless, the transgender and gender nonconforming community, and LGBTQ youth.
- Are from small organizations without ready access to other funding sources,
- Increase LGBTQ visibility,
- Are new or innovative, and respond to unmet or undermet needs in our communities,
- Continue projects/programs of proven value, and/or
- Demonstrate cooperation or collaboration with others engaged in similar efforts.
Here are some questions that the Grants Committee and Board consider when evaluating grant applications.
- Does the proposed project work to empower LGBTQ communities?
- Is the project/program feasible and likely to be effective?
- Are the project/program goals and budget realistic for the time and resources allocated?
- Are alternative sources of funding likely to be available for this project/program?
- To what extent would New Harvest Foundation funding be leveraged to provide the greatest impact?
- How many LGBTQ people will be affected by this work?
- How will the project/program increase New Harvest Foundation’s visibility?
- Has the organization been funded by New Harvest Foundation in the past? Were those projects/programs successfully completed and the required reports submitted?
New Harvest Foundation does not fund:
- Projects/programs outside of Wisconsin
- Annual fund drives, endowments, or capital campaigns
- Promotion of legislative change (lobbying)
- Candidates for public office
- General administrative or personnel costs not linked to a specific program/project (New Harvest Foundation will consider funding general administrative overhead limited to no more than 10% of the total budget of any grant proposal; personnel costs related to the delivery of direct services will be allowed provided the proposal explains how the personnel costs affect the delivery of those direct services)
- Religious organizations may be funded to conduct projects/programs which meet the above guidelines and priorities provided these projects/programs do not support religious work or promote specific religious beliefs.
- Food that could reasonably be donated by an outside sponsor. Consideration will be given to events hosted at a venue with restricted catering, but only up to 25% of the total grant proposal.