Fall Grant Cycle Q&A

The deadline for the Fall Multi-Year General Operating Grant Cycle is September 14. Throughout this grant application period, the program team has addressed a number of important questions from area nonprofits regarding this cycle. The team has compiled some of these questions and answers here for your reference. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team by contacting grants manager Jeremy Yates at [email protected].

When looking at the prevention and mitigation of ACES, does this apply only to programs specifically for children, or could it also apply to prevention and mitigation for adults in the community with the hope that it would positively impact children as well?

Natrona Collective Health Trust supports organizations that prevent and mitigate ACES in children. It is also looking to support organizations that help adults deal with their ACES and offer programs to help prevent adults from experiencing homelessness, incarceration, and domestic violence. For example, the Trust would support organizations helping to both prevent the incarceration of adults and children and organizations mitigating the impact of incarceration on connected families.

Can organizations apply for programs under the ACES mitigation action area that include relief from instances of hate and discrimination, particularly against communities of color and LGBTQ+ populations?

Instances of hate and discrimination are certainly part of expanded ACES. However, this action area would probably fit better in the Advocacy Grants that are launching next year. This area will likely not be funded until 2023.

Do organizations, currently in their second year of funding from the 2021 General Operating grant cycle need to reapply for the Fall 2022 cycle?

No, current grantees who are about to get their second funding distribution do not need to re-apply until next year.

If organizations need to use funding to support activities and programs different than what is outlined in the initial application, or if events happen and they want to follow the need, how would they work with the Trust on that?

When reviewing the applications, the Trust would like to understand how organizations are planning to use the requested funding. However, this is general operating support. The Trust believes that funding partners are closest to the issues and know how to best use the funding and supports. Funding can be used to support an existing program or to launch a new program within the criteria of the grant requirements. If something is well outside the scope of the grant or the original request, please contact a member of the program team to discuss.

If organizations request an amount for the multi-year general operating support that is determined to be too large, will the Trust reduce the amount or deny the request?

The program team wants to work with funding partners. If they have questions or concerns about the amount that is requested in the application, they will reach out to work with the organization to determine the most appropriate grant amount.

Will the 2023 Advocacy and/or Boost Grants be in addition to the Multi-Year General Operating Support funding? Or will organizations need to apply for one grant or the other?

Organizations will need to choose either Advocacy or Multi-Year Support. However, Boost grants can be used in addition to either the Multi-Year General Operating Support or Advocacy Grant. Please keep in mind, however, that contributions from NCHT may affect an organization’s public support status. Organizations are encouraged to consult their tax professional or the IRS for more information. A brief description of the IRS Public Support Test can be found on the IRS’s website www.irs.gov .