Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG) range in value up to $15,000, recognizing innovative ideas to improve the quality of life for children, young adults, and their families in Bucks County, Pa. Applicants must provide measurable benchmarks throughout the term of the grant and expected outcomes at the conclusion of the grant period. Recipients must provide a 6-month progress report and a 12-month final report.
Awarded annually in December and June:
- Fall: Letter of Inquiry due October 1; Full Application (following LOI approval) due October 15
- Spring: Letter of Inquiry due April 1; Full Application (following LOI approval) due April 15
Following submission of the LOI, FCP will schedule a pre-grant meeting with the applicant. Further, GuideStar will verify the non-profit status of each applicant, and FCP will review recent independent audits and financial statements and conduct a site visit if necessary. This due-diligence review process follows the standards set by the Council on Foundations. Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will receive consideration. Late, incomplete, or applications not aligned with FCP’s mission will not be considered. Please visit the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Council on Foundations for tips on writing a successful grant proposal and navigating the due-diligence process.
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