ROOF Grant Application
We encourage grant seekers to introduce themselves to our ROOF Grant Committee by completing the online grant application and uploading support materials. The ROOF Grant Committee meets December 5. Incomplete Applications are ineligible. Successful applicants will be notified in writing of their grant no later than December 31. Grantees will be invited to attend a local reception in February to accept their grant check along with other ROOF recipients and community supporters.
About ROOF Grants:
ROOF funds are distributed to local organizations in the following categories: housing, education, and programs that demonstrate outstanding service to their community. Last year ROOF awarded grants to 35 organizations. The amounts awarded ranged from $250 to $3,000. Most of the grants awarded were in the $500-$1,000 range. It is our intention to award grants to organizations whose budgets are small enough that a grant from ROOF would make a substantial impact or to a specific local program within a larger national organization whose local budget falls within the annual budget $1,000,000 limit.
- Your organization must be tax exempt under sec. 501(c) 3 of the IRS.
- Your annual budget must be $1,000,000 or less.
- Your organization must be headquartered in Alameda or Contra Costa County and provide services primarily in these counties.
ROOF is seeking grass roots organizations that spend the majority of their revenue on program services and have minimal administrative expenses. Preference is given to those applications that show the highest impact on the client populations that are being served. The Grant Committee takes into consideration the % of your annual budget that is spent on administrative costs and tends to favor lower percentages.
Even if your organization has received grants from ROOF in prior years, you must file an application to be considered for a grant this year and you must meet the eligibility guidelines.
The deadline will be announced later this year. Contact us for more information.
Video, photo, marketing materials if available, reviews, etc. may be uploaded, only 3 uploads will be accepted. Please choose that which best supports your application.
What to Submit:
All submissions are made online, support materials may be attached as JPEGs. Each application must include:
- A copy of your IRS sec. 501(c) 3 status letter
- A simple, one or two page financial statement
- Support Materials, up to three, as described above
- Completed online Grant Application
Please, no mailed materials.
Although we are interested in the work your organization does in the community, please do not send any other materials as we will not be able to read them and they will not be used to consider your application. We will contact you if more information or materials are needed.
Thank you for the services you provide that enrich our community!