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									Attention California Nonprofit Organizations:
Scholarships Now Available
for Fall Grantseeker Training Courses
Scholarships are now available for under-resourced nonprofits in California to attend the Foundation Center’s
Fall 2008 training courses. This initiative is generously supported by contributions from Philanthropic Ventures
Foundation and the donors to the Foundation Center – San Francisco’s Capacity Building Initiative*. These
scholarships are designed to assist small, community-based nonprofit organizations to build their internal capacity
in preparation for seeking financial support from foundations, corporations, or other institutional grantmakers.

ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS
1) Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status with the IRS
2) The total organizational operating budget must be under $1,000,000
3) Organizations must be located in California

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNTS
To serve the greatest number of applicants, the scholarship will cover partial cost of the courses based on the
organization’s budget size. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive up to two scholarships per calendar
year. The sliding scale scholarship amounts are outlined below.



                                               Organization Budget               Scholarship              You Pay Only
                                                                                  Amount

   Foundation Fundraising                           $0–$249,999                      $100                        $25
   An Introductory Course
                                                $250,000–$499,999                      $80                       $45
   (Registration Fee: $125)
                                                $500,000–$999,999                      $60                       $65

   Foundation Funding Research:                     $0–$249,999                      $230                        $65
   Strategies for Finding
                                                $250,000–$499,999                    $190                      $105
   & Evaluating Prospects
   (Registration Fee: $295)                     $500,000–$999,999                    $150                      $145

   For all other courses                            $0–$249,999                      $150                        $45
   (Registration Fee: $195)
                                                $250,000–$499,999                    $130                        $65
                                                $500,000–$999,999                    $100                        $95

*Donors to the Foundation Center – San Francisco’s Capacity-Building Initiative (as of 8/14/08)
The Banks Family Foundation, Bella Vista Foundation, Blue Shield of California Foundation, The California Endowment, Candelaria Fund,
James Irvine Foundation, The Thomas J. Long Foundation, Louis R. Lurie Foundation, Miranda Lux Foundation, McKesson Foundation, Giles
W. and Elise Mead Foundation, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Rosenberg Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Trio
Foundation, The Morris Stulsaft Foundation, Vodafone-Americas Foundation, and The Dean Witter Foundation




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Fall 2008 Course Schedule
 [Unless otherwise noted, courses are held in San Francisco, CA]
 Proposal Writing Seminar  San Francisco, October 1  Los Angeles, November 12
 More than 36,000 grantseekers have strengthened their skills with this popular seminar, now in its 15th year. Our expert
 instructors will teach you to craft a comprehensive, compelling proposal package—step by step. You’ll hear what
 funders themselves have to say about proposals, and gain valuable insight into the review process. Applicable for six
 continuing education points for CFRETM International initial or re-certification. Participants receive The Foundation
 Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, new 5th edition, and the course workbook. Registration fee: $195
 Cultivating Grantmaker Relationships  October 2
 When the partnership between a nonprofit organization and its funders is strengthened, it's mutually beneficial.
 This course teaches you how to make the initial contact, help funders feel connected to your mission, cultivate
 grantmaker relationships throughout the grant process, and secure long-term stability for your projects. Applicable for
 six continuing education points for CFRETM International initial or re-certification. Participants receive a copy of
 The Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals and a workbook outlining all major course topics.
 Registration fee: $195
 Proposal Budgeting Workshop  October 3
 A sound, well-organized budget can help convince prospective funders that your project is worthy of their financial
 investment. This course will teach you to build a budget step-by-step to provide a complete picture of your financial
 needs. Using real-world case studies, you will learn to think more strategically to strengthen your budget presentation.
 Applicable for six continuing education points for CFRETM International initial or re-certification. Participants receive
 workbook outlining all major course topics and templates for budget worksheets used in the course.
 Registration fee: $195
 Outcome Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Results  October 28
 Now, more than ever, donors ask nonprofits to prove the effect of their programs on the communities they serve.
 In this course you'll learn how to apply an outcomes approach to your project, produce better proposals, and
 report on project impact. Applicable for six continuing education points for CFRE TM International initial or
 re-certification. Participants receive a copy of Outcome Frameworks: An Overview for Practitioners,
 a workbook outlining all major course topics, and templates for worksheets used in the course. Registration fee: $195
 Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course  Santa Ana, November 3  San Francisco, November 7
 The foundation approach to funding presents distinct challenges and opportunities for nonprofits. This course will help
 you understand the differences between independent, corporate, and community foundations, identify grantseeking
 resources, and effectively engage with funders. Applicable for six continuing education points for CFRETM International
 initial or re-certification. Participants receive a one-week subscription to Foundation Directory Online Professional, a
 copy of Securing Your Organization’s Future, a workbook outlining all course topics, and templates for worksheets
 used in the course. Registration fee: $125
 Foundation Funding Research: Strategies for Finding and Evaluating Prospects  November 12 (pm) & 13
 Using a strategic approach to funding research, in this special day-and-a-half course, you’ll find funders with a proven
 commitment to programs or projects like yours. This course shows the many ways to find comprehensive, accurate
 information on prospective funders with the nation’s premier grantseeking tool, Foundation Directory Online
 Professional. Applicable for nine continuing education points for CFRETM International initial or re-certification.
 Participants receive a one-month subscription to Foundation Directory Online Professional and a course workbook.
 Registration fee: $295

 Developing a Fundraising Plan  November 20
 Diversifying your organization's funding sources can be the key to long-term financial stability. In this course, you'll
 learn to craft a fundraising plan that includes a healthy mix of resources. With careful planning and an understanding of
 the components of a well-orchestrated campaign, your organization can attain its fundraising goals. Applicable for six
 continuing education points for CFRETM International initial or re-certification. Participants receive a copy of Securing
 Your Organization’s Future, a workbook outlining all major course topics, and templates for worksheets used in the
 course. Registration fee: $195
 Securing Corporate Partnerships  Los Angeles, December 9  San Francisco, December 11
 Today, corporations take an increasingly active role in supporting nonprofit organizations. This course will help you
 understand the unique characteristics of corporate funders, how their giving differs from that of U.S. foundations, and
 where to make inroads to gain their support. Applicable for six continuing education points for CFRETM International
 initial or re-certification. Participants receive a one-month subscription to Corporate Giving Online and a course
 workbook outlining all course topics. Registration fee: $195




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Scholarship Application
Please provide the following information on two pages or less and enclose the requested attachments at least
one week prior to the seminar date. Scholarships are awarded based on need and course availability, so we
recommend submitting your application well in advance of the seminar. Please type the information directly onto
the form. The spaces will expand to fit your response. Online versions of the form are available at:
www.foundationcenter.org/sanfrancisco.

I. CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:                                                            Title:
Organization name:
Address:
City:                                                                                    State:           Zip:
Phone No.:                                                       Fax No.:
E-mail address:
Organization Web site (if available):
Organization EIN (Employer Identification Number):
Total Organization Budget:
Name and title of executive director or board chair supporting this request:
Name:                                                            Title:

II. ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Mission:
List some of the programs or services your organization offers:
How many full- and part-time staff are currently employed by your organization? Full:             Part:

III. NEED FOR SCHOLARSHIP
Title/Date/Location of course selected:
Name and title (or relationship to the organization) of the individual who will attend the course:
Name:                                                            Title:
Is this individual currently responsible for fundraising for the organization?               Yes                 No
What prior experience does the individual have in development work?


What professional growth is desired as a result of attending the course?


How will the organization benefit from this individual receiving a scholarship?


What fundraising challenges does the individual or the organization face? Describe, if any, challenges the
organization encountered in raising funds from foundations.


Has the individual attended Foundation Center training programs or used the Center’s library previously?
                                                                                          Yes            No
If so, please list classes attended or resources used.




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ATTACHMENTS
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

IV.   Attach one copy of organization’s most recent annual revenue and expense budget

V.    Attach 501(c)(3) designation letter from the IRS

VI.   Attach one copy of your organization’s current board members list

Submit your application to:

The Foundation Center–San Francisco
Attn: Scholarship Sub-Committee
312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94108
Fax: (415) 397-7670  Email: scholarships_sf@foundationcenter.org

The Scholarship Sub-Committee of the Advisory Board of the Foundation Center–San Francisco retains the right
to determine the applicant’s need based solely on this application.




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