2021 ACJF Grant Criteria
The Nonprofit invited to submit a proposal will:
- Have IRS tax-exempt status.
- Meet core operating standards and is considered high performing.
- Benefit the disadvantaged, disabled or at-risk as a part of their core mission.
- Be able to demonstrate results in previous strategic efforts.
- Be willing to work cooperatively with ACJF during the grant process and the development of the proposal.
The proposed Project will:
- Have an impact beyond the organization funded.
- Have an impact beyond the grant period.
- Have a reasonable chance of succeeding with funds available from ACJF or with ACJF and other high probability sources of funds.
- Produce measurable results.
- Be based on an approach that is well-suited for this particular time.
- Demonstrate a collaborative approach at meaningful levels.
- Have a good opportunity for leveraging additional funds.
- Listen to and work with stakeholders and organizations in the field to identify potential initiatives for ACJF funding.
- Work cooperatively with the organization invited to request a grant to develop the proposal.
- Provide assistance, if appropriate and needed, during the grant year.
ACJF will give priority to organizations and programs that:
- Demonstrate significant or long-term impact.
- Will leverage other funds.
- Are based on proven program models.
- Encourage high-impact broad based collaboration.
- Are well-timed in light of implementation and expected outcome.
- Will be a part of a long-term strategy for developing solutions to a significant Alabama problem.
- Impact policy issues.
- Demonstrate a reasonable opportunity for success with the funding available.