As a non-profit corporation, the band is dependent on donations from individuals and businesses, and on grants from corporations, foundations, and government. We have developed some guidelines, available from this page, which tell both band members and prospective donors what to expect from the fundraising process.
Band members and supporters are encouraged to be aware of opportunities to seek grants to support our activities. Requests for funds made in the name of the band must be approved by the board. They must be signed by an officer of the board. Anyone is welcome to put together a grant request and submit it to the board for review. To aid this process, we provide sources for the supporting information needed by most granting agencies.
Prospective grantors will want information about our organization and what we intend to do with the money we are requesting. Since most grant applications are similar, this page includes much of what you will need or at least a pointer to where it can be found. In general, they will want:
The mission of our organization is to provide within our community:
Grant requests are for something specific that we need to support our mission. That usually excludes day to day operating costs. Grants are usually for purchase of
The applications should provide narrative relating our request for fund to how they will reflect the grantor's interests. For example, if the prospective grantor is promoting tourism, we would point out how outdoor concerts in downtown attract visitors, demonstrate our community's interest in and appreciation of cultural and social activities, and show how residents are involved with supporting tourism. The nature of the narrative will vary with the prospective grantor.
The website includes a brief history, our articles of incorporation and bylaws, lists of music we play or want to play, a performance history including past programs, and our current schedule. It can be a valuable resource for grant writers. Explore or ask.
|Aid for Grant Requestors|
|Organization name||Fairbanks Community Band, Inc.|
|Physical address||Fairbanks Community Band, Inc.|
3528 International St
Fairbanks, AK 99701
|Mailing address||Fairbanks Community Band, Inc.|
PO Box 72586
Fairbanks, AK 99707
|Contact information||The person coordinating this grant for the band|
Include name, phone, email, address as necessary
|Copy of IRS letter and Financial statements||Contact the Treasurer|
|Mission and purpose||Available here. Additional information available from the web site home page|
|Who we are; what we do||See the web Introduction page and|
condense as necessay
|Personnel, payroll, directors||See the web Volunteers page|