Monday, September 10, 2007

Capital Improvement Grants Available to Tourism Non Profits Conserving, Protecting, or Restoring Cultural, Historic, or Naturaly Significant Sites

From The Foundation Center...

Tourism Cares Offers Worldwide Grant Program

Deadline: October 1, 2007 (Letters of Inquiry Packets)

Tourism Cares ( http://www.tourismcares.org/ ), a nonprofit charity supported by the tourism industry, administers the Worldwide Grant Program to support worthy tourism-related non- profit organizations working to preserve, conserve, and restore the world's natural, cultural, and historic treasures.

The organization's primary consideration is to fund projects and programs whose goal is capital improvements that serve to protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural significance; or the education of local host communities and the traveling public about conservation and preservation of sites of exceptional cultural, historical, or natural significance.

The 2007 Worldwide Grant Program goals for grantmaking call for a balanced distribution to U.S. and non-U.S. recipients. Based on merit and availability of funds, grants of up to $100,000 each will be considered. To be eligible, U.S.-based organizations must have tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) status; non-U.S.-based organizations must have status equivalent to the U.S. 501(c)(3).

Visit the Tourism Cares Web site for complete program information. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10008778/tourismcares

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Arlene,
You web page evidences a caring about the underserved. I have just taken on a job grant writing for a private Roman Catholic high school serving a predominantly Hispanic student body. We are housed in a former church complex. Do you have any suggestions where I might go to locate funders for capital improvements?
I am sure this is an imposition, but causes make us grantseekers shameless.
Thank you for any assistance.
Kay Severns

Arlene M. Spencer said...

Dear Kay,
Hello, thank you for your kind comments, and thank you for reading and posting.

I posted a "Free Resources" post a few weeks ago that lists, under number 1, just where to go to find grant donors for specific needs/causes. The post is at:
http://thegrantplant.blogspot.com/2008/07/some-free-resources.html

Congratulations on your new job, good luck in your important work, and good luck with the prospecting!

Best,
Arlene