Since 1965, the Almaden Valley Women's Club has been serving the needs of the Almaden Valley community and those of greater San Jose. We provide charitable financial assistance to local educational organizations, non-profit children's foundations, teen programs and community organizations. Funding varies from year to year depending upon the proceeds of our main fundraiser – the Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A GRANT?
Educational institutions and organizations (elementary, middle and high schools) located in the 95118, 95120 or 95123 zip code areas.
Non-profit organizations that are tax exempt under IRS 501(c)(3),
WHICH ARE LOCATED IN SANTA CLARA COUNTY WITH AN EMPHASIS AND PRIORITY GIVEN TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT CONDUCT BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE. APPLICATIONS FROM ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE SANTA CLARA COUNTY, WHO DIRECTLY IMPACT THE SAN JOSE COMMUNITY WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.
APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA
- Identifies and serves a need that promotes the greatest impact to those it serves
- Benefits the majority of the population it serves
- Supplements an existing need that further enhances performance, availability and accessibility
- Provides a cost-effective project design.
Funds available are dependent upon the proceeds from the annual Almaden Art & Wine Festival and vary from year to year.
Only one grant per year may be awarded to an educational institution/organization or non-profit organization.
Applicants may apply for a grant,
no greater than $5,000. Grant requests beyond the maximum of $5,000 will not be considered.
USES OF FUNDS
Acceptable budget items may include supplies, books, materials or other things that will enhance the proposed project.
Salaries for a new position or to supplement an existing position may not be used for these funds.
- Community Grant Applications are accepted once a year during the period of October 1 – October 31st.
- Applications must be postmarked by between October 1 and October 31st
to be reviewed for eligibility.
- Applications are reviewed by the Funds Disbursement Committee in November.
- Award notifications are mailed to grant recipients in December.
HOW TO APPLY
Download the application below.
Complete the application and mail it to:
Funds Disbursement Chair
Almaden Valley Women’s Club
P.O. Box 20084
San Jose, CA 95160