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Cardinals Care Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple
States to Benefit Children and Youth

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Cardinals Care

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $3,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and registered charities in eligible states to benefit local children and youth under the age of 20. Grant funds may be used for the purchase of items and supplies. Grants are open to applicants located within the broadcast area of Cardinals radio. This includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177478

Estimated Size of Grant:

Average amount for a cash grant from Cardinals Care is between $1,000 to $3,000, subject to available funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to qualify for consideration for a grant, the following criteria must be met by your organization:
- Serve or support youths under 20 years old
- Operate in "Cardinals Country"
- Be a 501 (c) (3) with a Federal tax exempt letter
- Must be up and running as a 501 (c) (3) for a least 1 year
- Budget for entire organization should not exceed $2,000,000
- Administration/fundraising expenses should not exceed 30% of total budget
- If your organization previously received a Cardinals Care grant, you must attach both a) a copy of the acknowledgement/award letter informing you of your grant and b) a copy of the receipt(s) for the purchase(s) the grant funded.

Not eligible for funding:
- Annual program costs or salaries
- Operating expenses
- Individuals
- Fundraising event sponsorships (golf, walks/runs, dinner galas, etc.)
- Scholarships/Endowment funds
- Multiple-year pledges

Pre-Application Information:

Grants applications will be accepted through Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Each year Cardinals Care has two grant cycles (spring and summer), as follows:
- Spring - Typically opens annually in November.
If your organization submits an application for the spring grant cycle, you will be contacted beginning in March, with allocation announcements sent in April and funds distributed in late April.
- Summer – Now open until Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
If your organization submits an application for the summer grant cycle, you will be contacted by early August, with allocation announcements sent in late August and funds distributed in mid-September

Organizations can only apply and receive funding once in a twelve-month period.

The application must be submitted electronically through the form provided on the URL for Full Text below. Please note that the form is only available when each cycle is open.

After a completed application is electronically received, you will receive an email confirming receipt. Once all of the information has been reviewed and approved for further evaluation, a Cardinals Care representative will call to schedule a visit.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have any questions, call Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9418 or send an email to

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kentucky;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Oklahoma;   Tennessee

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