One Nation Bay Area Project Grant Application Workshops

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One Nation Bay Area Project

Grant Application

Application Workshops

Three orientation workshops for potential applicants will be held to learn more about the One Nation Bay Area Project and how applications will be evaluated. Organizations planning to submit an application are strongly encouraged to attend. An RSVP is required. We recommend that you attend the workshop in the region where you plan on implementing your project.

For projects in Marin

Date: Thursday, October 20th from 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.

Location: Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato 94949

For RSVPs: Contact Sandy Sherwood, Program Associate, at 415-464-2509 or via email at

For projects in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Date: Monday, October 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite # 300, Mountain View 94040

For RSVPs: Please sign up online at

For projects in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties

Date: Thursday, November 3rdfrom10:00 a.m. – 11:00a.m.

Location: The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., 5th Floor, San Francisco 94104

For RSVPs: Contact Prasi Gupta, Program Fellow at 415-733-8543 or via email at

Applications for funding must be submitted by

5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2011

No Exceptions
For projects in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Counties ONLY: Applicants will need to submit an ONLINE application to:

The San Francisco Foundation

For assistance completing an ONLINE application, please contact:

Ms. Tessa Rouverol Callejo, The San Francisco Foundation at or

Mr. Prasi Gupta, The San Francisco Foundation at

Funding decisions will be announced by March 1, 2012


Go to: 

Then choose the tab for "Grantee Center"

Once in Grantee Center, you can sign in if you already have a user name and password. If you are a new applicant to The San Francisco Foundation select "create a new user account." 

Only online applications for funding will be accepted. Online applications must be submitted by 5:00p.m. on December 9, 2011 to The San Francisco Foundation. Please note: applications will not be accepted by mail or other form of delivery.

For projects in Marin, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties ONLY: Applicants will need to submit completed applications BY EMAIL ONLY to:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation


For assistance with completing this application, please contact:

Mr. Manuel Santamaria, Silicon Valley Community Foundation at (San Mateo and Santa Clara County applicants)

Ms. Shirin Vakharia, Marin Community Foundation at (Marin County applicants)

Funding decisions will be announced by March 1, 2012.


Applications for funding must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2011 to Silicon Valley Community Foundation by email only. One Nation Bay Area

Application Cover Sheet

Date of application _______________________________________________________________

Organization name _______________________________________________________________

Mailing address __________________________________________________________________

Main contact person and title (if appropriate) ___________________________________________

If using fiscal sponsor, please list fiscal sponsor name, address and contact:__________________________________________________________________________


Telephone (W) ________________ (H) ________________ FAX ___________________________

Best time/day to call ___________________ Email _____________________________________

Total organizational budget $__________________________________________________________

Total project budget $ __________________ Amount requested $ __________________________

Project title (optional)________________________________________________________________


Signature of Contact Person


One Nation Bay Area Project Application
Your application does not guarantee a grant. A review committee from all of the participating institutions in the One Nation Bay Area Project will jointly review the grants and make recommendations for funding. Follow the application format described below, responding in the space provided. Please limit your responses to no more than 650 characters per question. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Part I: Project Description

  1. What is the principal objective of your project? In this section, please include a description of which community need(s) your project will address. How was this objective selected? Describe the extent to which key partners and constituents were involved in defining the principal objective.

2. What constituency will your project serve? Please include information on the age range, ethnicity, religious affiliation, income level and specific geographical area of community members served by your project.

3. Who is responsible for project leadership? Please describe—and include background information—on the individual(s) or committee in the congregation, organization or collaborative that will be responsible for oversight of the project. Please include contact information including email addresses for the project leaders.

4. What partner organizations/ congregations (if any) are involved in the project’s implementation? Please discuss the level of commitment partner organizations have made to the project in terms of time and space for leadership, funding, congregational participation, etc. Describe, if appropriate, the history of these partnerships and provide one or two examples of past accomplishments or collaborative projects.

5. What is the project and anticipated time frame? Please describe the project, the steps involved in the project, and the dates by which you hope to accomplish each step.

6. What specific goals are you trying to achieve? Please list the specific measurable goals you have set for your project. For example, a coalition of organizations, neighborhood groups, etc. may have a goal that states, “Our coalition will work in partnership with at least 15 Muslim leaders and residents in our neighborhood to serve 50 meals per week to low-income individuals in our area.”

7. What is the level of community involvement or engagement? Please describe the level of community engagement of both American Muslim and non-Muslim community members in your project, including community leaders, faith leaders, government officials, business or school staff, and/or other individuals from the wider community. How long have you been working together? Are there other collaborative projects that you have developed that we should be aware of that have had meaningful community impact?

8. How does this project further the goals/mission of the organization and/or collaborative?

9. If your proposal were to receive funding from the community foundation, does it have the potential to become self-sustaining when the community foundation’s support ends? If so, how?

10. If your proposal were to receive funding, how will you know if your project achieved its goals? Please describe how you plan to evaluate your project.

One Nation Bay Area Project Proposed Grant Budget Form
Part II: Budget

In this section, include a budget for your project that describes all sources of funding (revenue) for the work you plan to do, as well as a list of all anticipated expenses. Please state clearly the dollar amount requested from the One Nation Bay Area Project. It is acceptable if the One Nation Bay Area Project is the only funder.

Anticipated Expenses

Please list below

Total amount of each item

Indicate how much, if any, One Nation Bay Area funding for each item



















Total Anticipated Expenses


Expected Revenue (Sources of funding may include the organization that is planning the project, interested donors, other foundations and One Nation Bay Area Project)

1. __ One Nation Bay Area Grant ______________






Total Expected Revenue

The expected revenue should be at least

as much as the anticipated expenses.


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