The next meeting of the Cleo Foundation will take place in May 2014, and interested applicants should call Katarina Menotti on January 2, 2014. For those organizations that are asked to apply, the deadline for proposals is February 28 , 2014 by 5 PM.
Established in 1997, Cleo Foundation supports public charities in San Francisco and Mendocino counties. It is most interested in programs that can make good use of relatively small grants. The Foundation supports programs for the economically disadvantaged. Interests include:
The Foundation prefers to receive requests for specific programs and projects or operating funds, but will consider grants for capital improvements and equipment (but not computers). Preference will be given to organizations with budgets under $2 million. The Foundation does not support religious entities, medical research, individuals, endowments, or annual appeals.
Most grants range from $1,000 – 20,000, and the Foundation prefers that three years elapse between grants to any given organization. The board holds one distribution meeting per year, and all requests are answered with a written notice within a reasonable period of time.
Cleo Foundation does not have an application form. Applicants should submit a brief proposal for a specific amount. Information in this letter and attached materials should include:
Proposals should be sent to Katarina Menotti,
Program Officer, at the Foundation office. Materials may be sent by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org,
however if you don’t have the capability to send your letterhead
or financial statements via email, please send hard copies by regular