Small Project Grants:
- Avila Beach Communities Emerging Needs and Opportunities Fund: This fund was established by Foundation Trustees and is intended to address small requests for financial support of special projects within our mission and purpose that fall outside of our annual grant-making schedule. Contributors to this fund include ABCF Trustees, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and various individuals and businesses in our community. Applicants should submit a letter of request for support that includes details of the project, along with related expenses and list of project partners if applicable.
- Richard and Kathleen Zacky Family Foundation Fund: The purpose of this fund is to support projects of interest to the Zacky's, and that fall within the Avila Beach Foundation’s mission and by-laws. The Foundation will accept requests for project grants throughout the year for amounts between $100 and $1,000. A simple letter outlining details of the proposed project and persons responsible for its completion will be required. Requests for amounts over $1,000 and up to $5,000 may be considered, but will require applicants to complete a more comprehensive proposal that includes budgets, timelines specifications, etc. The fund will give priority to requests for projects that seek its support for a matching grant, i.e. as a project funding partner.
- Joan Sargen Avila Beach Communities Enrichment Fund: This fund launched by a donation from Joan Sargen will help support projects or programs that enrich the social, ecological or artistic fabric of the greater Avila Beach communities. Applicants should submit a letter of request for support that includes details of the project, along with related expenses and list of project partners if applicable.