If you are involved with a nonprofit program you believe would benefit from a grant, you can apply for a Sierra Grant from Bank of the Sierra. Most grants average between $1,000 and $5,000, but grants may be larger if circumstances warrant the increase.
Bank of the Sierra’s grant program is unique in that it begins and ends at the branch. Your Market President is your contact when making a grant request and will submit your request to the Bank of the Sierra grant committee. Bank of the Sierra accepts grant applications during four quarterly cycles every year. Please take this time frame into consideration when applying for a specific program or event.
|Begin Date||End Date||Award Date|
|Jan 1||Mar 31||April 30|
|April 1||Jun 30||July 31|
|July 1||Sep 30||Oct 31|
|Oct 1||Dec 31||Jan 31|
Simply complete the following steps and submit to your local Bank of the Sierra Market President. If you are unsure about your program’s funding eligibility, please review the “Who We Give To” section.
Complete the Sierra Grant Application. Prepare a proposal letter no longer than three typed pages including the following information:
Organizational Description: Summary of mission and objectives, contact name, phone number, and email address
Project Description: Project description may include: grant amount requested, project history, number and demographics of people served, expected results, marketing and promotional plans, and dates and ticket prices or fees of performances or events, if applicable
Volunteerism: Description of any opportunity for Bank of the Sierra’s volunteer involvement that might be associated with the grant or project
Attach the following documents:
Make a copy for your records. Submit all materials to your Bank of the Sierra Market President, who will submit your request, make funding recommendations, and be your contact for information and status updates.
The Sierra Grant Program funds programs that provide children, individuals, and families with community services that solve medical health and well-being problems. Programs of particular interest include:
Bank of the Sierra provides direct support to Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks and other agencies that work to preserve the Sierras.
Bank of the Sierra provides direct support to schools and community-based nonprofit organizations that enhance the educational development of children. Examples include:
Bank of the Sierra seeks to appropriate the annual allotted funds across all of its market communities, with equal and democratic distribution among the agencies and programs it supports.
There are nine seats on the grant committee. The committee is composed of bank executives and officers.
The Sierra Grant committee limits grant funding to one time per 12-month period, per organization.