Mail completed application and proposal to:
Kristi Burlingame - Kristi@farrellfamilyfoundation.org
Grants generally not approved for:
The primary focus of the FFF will be in the following areas:
EDUCATION, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON TECHNOLOGY - Gifts will be made to tertiary institutions, as well as secondary schools oriented toward technology. Ideally these schools will serve underprivileged children who have the capability but not the resources to reach their full potential.
HEALTH AND HUMAN WELFARE - A FFF goal is to improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of members of society who require a helping hand to get them out of difficulty, but have the desire and will to eventually become independent and productive citizens.
THE ARTS - Recognizing that arts and culture play an important role in society as a whole, support will be given to organizations that provide quality in their productions/exhibitions, access to the entire community and strong outreach and educational programs.
The Foundation has an ongoing review policy and proposals are reviewed quarterly. In reviewing a grant, the following criteria will be used to determine fundability of a grant request that matches the FFF gifting goals:
CLARITY OF PURPOSE - The organization's request should be clearly defined with a specific description of how goals/tasks will be achieved and how funds will be spent. A succinct and pithy project description and budget must be included.
POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS - The organization must demonstrate that they have additional funding sources, manpower, and community support as well as the time to achieve their goals. Projects must be realistic and concrete.
LEADERSHIP - Stability in the leadership of the organizations is a requirement, as well as a well-deserved reputation for results and effective management.
FINANCIAL STABILITY - A history of overall financial stability is highly desirable. The FFF will require that each organization provide their current audited financial statement, prior to funding.
MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS - Major gifts pledged over a period of time will require milestones that will be monitored, met and reported back to the FFF for continued review. All major gifts will require a semi-annual and a final report at the project's completion, outlining how the funds were spent, as well as detailing the overall achievements for the project.
SITE VISITS - While not always possible, site visits by board members prior to gifting, during the gifting period and following the project's completion are considered desirable.