Applications for the 2020 Grant Cycle will open on June 1st, 2020 and close on June 28th, 2020.
Eligibility for Guidelines
Grant Cycle Schedule
June 1 – June 28: Applications open
July 1 – July 31: Grant Committee Evaluation
August 1 – August 31: Donor Advised Fund and Endowment Selections
September 1 – September 30: Grant Recipient Notification & Public Annoucment
October 2020: Grant Awards Dinner
The Grants Committee (5 to 7 persons) is appointed by the executive committee of the Billings Community Foundation Board of Directors on an annual basis. It is comprised of five to seven individuals who are current or past Board Members and Advisory Board Members. These individuals are responsible for scoring each application in accordance with the Foundation’s Grant Policies and Evaluation Criteria.
*Individuals from outside organizations may not participate.
Grant Committee Conflict of Interest
Any Grant Committee member that currently serves on a non-profit board may not vote on the submission of that entity. In addition, if any committee member that has a personal bias toward any type or individual non-profit they will recuse themselves from evaluating that submission. Each committee member shall report the above to the committee chair prior to scoring. Final scoring and ranking will then be based on the average of the other committee member’s scores.
Grant Scoring and Awarding
The grants will be awarded by score. This score will be tallied using the average combined scores from each Grant Committee Members.
* The Grants Committee is not required to distribute grants in every priority area.
* The Grants Committee retains the right to deviate from awards based solely on score.
Grant Scoring Values and Evaluation
The Billings Community Foundation Grants Committee uses the following values to assist in their individual scoring of each grant application. Each grant should: