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Eligibility
Geographic Limitations
Areas of Interest
Program Limitations
Application Procedure
Review Process
Reporting Requirements
Conflict of Interest
Contact
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The Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation (The Foundation) is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. These guidelines are designed to assist organizations seeking our grants.

Foundation Purpose
The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life, primarily to benefit San Francisco Bay Area residents through contributions, grants and scholarships for the education and welfare of children and their families.

Eligibility
The Foundation will make grants only to organizations that are exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not classified as private foundations under section 509(a) of the Code.

Geographic Limitations
Grants are normally given to qualified nonprofit organizations located in or directly serving residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Areas of Interest
The Foundation has an established interest in providing grants and scholarship for the education of children of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds in the areas of:

  • Arts
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Science

Program Limitations
The Foundation does not generally provide support for:

  • Grants to individuals or loans.
  • Organizations in support of activities to influence legislation.

The Foundation does not assume an obligation for permanent support of any activity. However, it will consider grants for two to three years when the goals of a project require further financial support. The Foundation will also not consider full proposals from any organization more frequently than once every twelve months.

Application Procedure
Organizations seeking information should direct inquiries by mailing a letter and Application to our Executive Director (see below). Calls of inquiry to 415.474.1784 are strongly encouraged.

The Foundation does not have deadlines for submitting proposals. Proposals are accepted throughout the year and are generally reviewed within 90 days of receipt by our Foundation.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare their proposals with a specific project or program in mind. The Foundation will consider grant requests for multiple years in duration on a single application.

Complete the enclosed application form and use as your proposal cover sheet. Include all requested items on the checklist provided. Proposal materials should not be bound. The review process will be delayed if packets are not complete.

The Foundation will not accept proposals sent by facsimile.

Review Process
The Foundation staff will review applications and letters of inquiry to determine whether the request is complete and conforms to the Foundation's basic policies, goals, objectives, and areas of focus. Depending on the size of your grant and other factors, our staff may research your request through telephone inquiries, meetings, and/or site visits.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors will generally consider grant proposals within 90 days of receipt. Once a final decision has been made, the applicant organization will be notified in writing.

Reporting Requirements
All recipients of grants must return a completed Grant Agreement and submit a report detailing the results of the project or program for which funds were contributed, including an accounting of how Foundation grant funds were spent. The Grant Contract will specify the type of evaluation report required at the end of the grant period.

In addition to the Application information, the following items are required with your grant proposal:

  • Concise description of your organization, including purpose and goals.
  • Description of the project or program for which funds are being requested.
  • The target population the project or program addresses.
  • Plan of action including (as a separate attachment) the agency's budget and a project budget, the most current annual financial statement, current income and expense statement, and a copy of the annual audit, if available.
  • Other funding sources for the project or program, including both committed and pending sources of support.
  • The expected results including measurable objectives where applicable.
  • A list of the Board of Directors including their primary organizational affiliations.

Conflict of Interest
Members of the Foundation are involved in many community activities as volunteers, donors, and members of boards of directors or advisory boards. The Foundation requires disclosure by the directors of the Foundation of their involvement in organizations that are applicants to the Foundation and abstention from voting on the application of an organization in which they are involved. The Foundation also requires disclosure by staff of any overlapping involvements with applicants to the Foundation.

Contact
Letters of inquiry and grant proposals should be addressed to:
Miriam deQuadros White
Executive Director
Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation
1004B O'Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

Download the complete Grant Guidelines and Printable Application.