Minor Funding

Fall Minor Grant Applications are due November 19, 2017!

This application is intended for proposals seeking less than $1,000. If seeking $1,000 or more, please see Major Funding Protocol.

** All grant applications and related forms can be submitted to coastalfund(at)gmail.com. **

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Requested amount must be less than $1000.
  2. Project must advance the Coastal Fund Mission and take place within the Santa Barbara watershed.
  3. Project must be overseen or sponsored by UCSB, a registered non-profit or a government agency.

Applying for a Minor Funding grant:

  1. Check the Funding Guidelines and Cycles pages for information on our policies, the current funding cycle and upcoming workshops.
  2. Attend a Grant Application Workshop (optional) to learn about Coastal Fund and its policies and funding priorities, and helpful tips for preparing your application. Workshop times are listed on the Funding Cycles page. If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can view the power point presentation file we use here.
  3. Fill out the Minor Funding Application and Budget Worksheet and submit it to coastalfund(at)gmail.com along with the sponsoring organization’s most recent 990 (not needed for UCSB entities or government agencies) and any additional documentation. Please submit all documentation as separate files, do not merge into a single document.
  4. The Coastal Fund Board will review all applications and make funding decisions at the end of the quarter.
  5. If funded, you will be provided with a grant agreement listing the requirements for grant recipients, all approved line items and amounts, and any additional stipulations or adjustments to the project. Sign the agreement and return it to Coastal Fund via email or by dropping it off at our office.

Implementing a Minor Funding grant:

  1. Associated Students will process all grant checks and they will be available a few weeks after grant agreements are returned.
  2. If you would like help in recruiting interns, please let us know and we can advertise any openings on our listserv.
  3. Conduct your project according to the approved application, taking any adjustments from the Board into account.
  4. If over the course of your project you need to reallocate funding from one budget line item to another, fill out and submit a Budget Reallocation Form. If you will not complete your project by your approved end date, fill out and submit an Extension Request.
  5. At the conclusion of your project, have any Coastal Fund sponsored interns complete an Intern Evaluation.
  6. Complete the Minor Application Final Report within 30 days of the project completion and return it to Coastal Fund along with any unspent funds, proof of expenditures and accounting, copies of any publicity material or awards, and any additional documentation.

Please feel free to contact coastalfund(at)gmail.com with any questions.

Blank Forms

Minor Funding Application
Budget Worksheet
Progress Report
Budget Reallocation Form
Extension Request
Intern Evaluation
Minor Application Final Report

** All grant applications and related forms can be submitted to coastalfund(at)gmail.com. **