Qualifying organizations must demonstrate a consistent history of supporting worthy youth and family-based activities in the greater Sacramento area. They must have been in existence for a minimum of two (2) full calendar years and demonstrate their financial stability. They will have directly supported one or more organizations whose beneficiaries are needy children, youth or families.
Except as otherwise determined at the discretion of the Board of Directors, as of January 1, 2006, the following will be the focus of the Foundation with respect to broad categories of groups supported and their annual operating programs:
2013: Art, drama and music-related programs
2014: Academic (focus on science, math-related) programs
2015: After School (including athletic)-related programs
In addition, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, the Foundation may support the appropriate youth and/or family-based capital projects of qualifying organizations.
Required Time for Request for Support
The Foundation’s Board of Directors will consider Requests for Support at their Board meeting in June of each year consistent with the preceding direction. Complete information must be received by February 1st for consideration at the Foundation’s annual Board meeting. Incomplete packages will be returned to the submitting organization and may be resubmitted one additional time.
Approved Requests for Support will be distributed in late June of each year along with a Post Grant Evaluation Form, which must be completed and returned to the Foundation by December 31 of the year of the distribution. Failure to complete the Post Grant Evaluation Form will preclude the qualifying organization from receiving support in the event the organization seeks support in the following year.
Method of Submission
The two (2) complete sets of materials should be forwarded via regular mail to:
River Cats Foundation
Attention: Mr. Dan Vistica
400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Periodically, the Foundation may be requested to accept a cash contribution subject to a stipulation by the donor that an amount equal to all or a portion of such cash contribution be distributed by the Foundation to a particular charity designated in advance by such donor (each, a "Designated Gift"). The Board of Directors of the Foundation may elect to accept a Designated Gift, and in such event the Designated Gift will be accepted, deposited and then distributed to the designated charity upon receipt of the designated charity's IRC 501(c)(3) Determination Letter and satisfaction of such other criteria, if any, as may be established by the Board of Directors.
* Revision Date: May, 2012