Our Trustees determine grant awards based on various qualitative and quantitative factors. Some of these factors include but are not limited to sustainability, transparency, financial trends, leadership, mission, percentage of request to budget/expenses, percent of public support, IRS compliance, effectiveness, longevity, and the constituents served. Repeat requests for operational and programming funding will be considered in light of these factors. Requests for increased support must be justified and documented as the application will be thoroughly evaluated. We encourage existing partners to discuss with us any request for an amount which exceeds prior awarded amounts.