For local groups doing vital work, whether you like it or not, what is possible tends to come down to dollars and cents.
And now, there is a fresh opportunity to satisfy the bottom line for organizations and citizens attempting bring a great grassroots ideas to life, since applications have opened for Town of Los Gatos grants.
Los Gatos has been funding projects and services this way for two-and-a-half decades. It intends to hand out 10 Community Grants worth a total of $75,000, this year.
“The Town is pleased to continue this tradition and has opened competitive grant applications for the 2022-2023 fiscal year,” Ryan Baker, the Los Gatos Public Library director, in a release. “Non-profit organizations that serve the Los Gatos community are invited to apply for up to $7,500 to support the creation of a new program or service that will benefit the community.”
The deadline for Community Grants is July 22.
An additional $70,000 of Sustaining Grant funding will be available to five qualifying human service nonprofits, to sustain existing services.
And there’s also money available for people who are hands-on, but might not work for an official charity.
“Los Gatos residents, groups of Los Gatos neighbors, or students attending a Los Gatos school can apply for one of four Innovation Grants of $1,500 each to assist in jump starting a grass-roots idea that would benefit schools, neighborhoods, or the community in general,” Baker said.
The deadline for Innovation Grant applications is August 31.
Applications can be found at https://www.losgatosca.gov/318/Community-Grant-Programs. Questions can be directed to Ryan Baker at [email protected]