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Under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service, CHC Foundation makes grants only to publicly supported, tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations and institutions and public agencies. CHC Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals. To be eligible for support, applicants must have written confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3). Cities, counties, and school districts are eligible if within the service area.

CHC Foundation does not make grants

  • To projects that are already completed or purchases made prior to receiving notification of grant award
  • To religious groups or churches
  • To political or legislative action groups
  • To national or interstate regional organizations. Exceptions may be made for a specific project or activity within the CHC Foundation service area
  • To other charitable foundations
  • For individual participation in trips, tours, workshops, contests, or competitions
  • For specialized training
  • For scholarships
  • For operating expenses of organizations (for example, salaries, fees, rents, and honorariums)
  • For consumable items
  • For annual fund drives
  • For advertising charitable benefits
  • For general activities not clearly linked to specific charitable objectives
  • For projects that deliver basic educational services

CHC Foundation DOES make grants for fixed material assets such as real estate, equipment, and machinery.