A matching grant means your organization will match the value of grant funds provided at a rate of 1:1. This match can be satisfied through volunteer hours or a combination of volunteer hours, cash and/or in-kind donations. A minimum of 50% of requested funds must be matched through volunteer hours.
For example, if applying for $4,000 in grant funds your organization would match $2,000 through volunteer time which is valued at $23.07 per hour. The remaining $2,000 could be matched through additional volunteer time, cash match from the applying or a partner organization and/or in-kind donation of items or services.
Your organization can start meeting your match now! Up to 20 hours of related, pre-application community engagement activities can be counted towards your final match with the submission of completed Volunteer Sign In sheets.