Guidelines for Grant Applications

The underlying goal of the Salvador Foundation is to help people who truly need help.

Funded programs may range from a large project to help impoverished people in Latin America to funding a single parent in the United States who can’t afford clothing for her children.

In general, the key principles to be evaluated when selecting projects are:

Does the effort provide a vehicle for sharing encouragement and hope based upon Christian principles?

Does the project bring Glory to God

Does the project enable other people to use their unique gifts to serve God and help others?

Funding Guidelines for the Salvador Foundation

The following guidelines apply to any Grant being considered by the Salvador Foundation:

  1. No funding will go to any organization which promotes directly or indirectly or through affiliated organizations the practice of abortion or the taking of human life for any reason.  This restriction includes providing funding to an organization for an effort which is unrelated to abortion (or other life taking procedure) if that same organization also supports abortion through other funding sources.

  2. No sporting activity will be considered for funding unless the participants are special needs children.

  3. The Salvador Foundation does not fund “mission trips”.

  4. Preference will be given to organizations who are **Public 501(c)(3) organizations, or who work with The Salvador Foundation under an *Operating Foundation Agreement as defined below:

 

 

*OPERATING FOUNDATION AGREEMENT

In most cases, The Salvador Foundation works as a team with other charitable organizations to achieve some mutual end-goal.  This means that rather than simply issuing a Grant of money based upon a proposal, we work collaboratively with an organization to define goals and objectives, monitor performance and determine appropriate funding levels for success.  If your organization is interested in working with this type of arrangement, please indicate that when you submit this form.

 

**PUBLIC 501(c)(3)

Traditionally, the Internal Revenue Service classifies an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code as “private” unless the organization can demonstrate that it qualifies as a “public” charity.  Unlike private organizations, which normally receive substantially all of their contributions from relatively few sources, such as a wealthy individual or corporation, and often rely on investment earnings as their source of ongoing support.  A public charity, on the other hand, is either “publicly supported” (deriving a substantial portion of its financial support from the public) or functions to support one or more organizations that are classified as public charities.  Because there are different rules that apply to public versus private 501(c)(3)’s, it is important to be able to identify whether an organization is a public charity or a private foundation.  The Salvador Foundation requires written confirmation of an organization’s status from the IRS unless it is a church.

When submitting a grant application,

please submit electronically