The David Risberg Memorial Affiliate Grants are awarded by the Conservation Federation of Missouri in honor of David A. Risberg. Only CFM affiliated organizations are eligible to apply. The purpose of these grants is to provide an opportunity for affiliates to take action on conservation by implementing projects funded in whole or in part through this endowment.
2020 Application Period Opens September 12, 2019, and Closes- December 31, 2019.
PROJECTS SHOULD FIT AT LEAST ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
CFM is awarding $10,000 in 2020. These grants are to support the implementation of conservation stewardship projects by affiliates within Missouri. Grant requests for up to $2,500 will be considered. We anticipate the average grant award will be between $1,000 and $2,000. Partial funding of the amount of the grant request may be awarded by the committee – indicate on the application whether partial funding would be accepted.
Each funded project will be required to assemble a description of their project to be presented at the 2020 Affiliate Summit, and a slide presentation of the outcome of their project to be displayed at the 2021 CFM Annual Convention. You may or may not have a representative present to talk about your project. Funded projects will be notified by CFM on or about March 1, 2020. Funds will be distributed upon receipt of the signed agreement.
Eligible participants include non-profit organizations, 501(c)3 corporations, or community groups that are affiliates of CFM. Grants may be awarded to CFM affiliate without official 501(c)3 status but will require a fiscal agent to receive the funds. Only proposals that take place in Missouri will be considered. Preference will be given to smaller organizations with more limited sources of alternative funding. If you are uncertain about eligibility, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE PROPOSALS
Grantees will be required to sign a grant agreement, submit a final report that includes both a financial and narrative summary, and comply with all terms of the agreement. Projects must be completed by March 1, 2021, and the final report is due within 4 weeks of project completion or equipment/supplies purchase. Final reports should include pictures and copies of publicity/news articles (if applicable).
PROPOSAL FORMATS AND REQUIREMENTS
A committee composed of CFM board members and community representatives will rank the proposals based on the following criteria (100 points possible):
2019 Application Period Opens September 12, 2019
December 31: Applications for grant proposals close. All proposal materials are due. Scan and email to email@example.com or mail (must be postmarked by December 31, 2019) to 728 W. Main, Jefferson City, MO 65101.
January 15: Proposal Review Committee completes application review and makes grant awards; all applicants will be notified about grant status within two weeks thereafter.
March 7 – March 31: Checks will be mailed to recipients upon receipt of signed grant agreements.
30 days following project completion: Project report due to CFM (including any unused funds)
March 2020: Grant recipients from 2020 showcase their projects at the 2021 CFM Annual Convention.
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