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Requirements for Grant Submissions

Grant requests and all supporting materials should be emailed to ctompkins@coastalfcu.org.

Organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
  • Be requesting funding for a special project or program, not to cover administrative or operating expenses.

The grant submission must include:

  1. Summary of program or project, not to exceed two pages, including:
    • Description of program/project
    • Amount requested and total project cost
    • Immediate impact it will have on the community
    • Who it will benefit and how many people will be impacted
    • Timetable
    • Other similar projects in the same market
    • Measurement for success
  2. Mission statement of the organization and a description of the client base and markets it serves.
  3. List of board members.
  4. Administrative expenses as a percentage of total expenses and fundraising expenses as a percentage of dollars raised (based on the past two years).
  5. Number of paid staff and number of volunteers.
  6. Past history of funding from the Coastal Credit Union and/or the Coastal Credit Union Foundation. If funding has been provided in the past, please provide a detailed report of outcomes, results and the success of the previously funded program.
  7. Proof of 501(c)(3) designation.
  8. Name and contact information of the representative making the request.

Note:
Applications to support individuals, political activities or private foundations will not be accepted.