Grant Distribution Guidelines


Teichert Foundation has announced new funding cycles for 2023/2024:

Cycle 1: January 2 – February 3

Cycle 2: July 3 – August 4 

To help prepare for the upcoming cycles, please review the updated grant guidelines below.

If you have already registered with GuideStar, please review your agency’s information, as we will use GuideStar as a primary research tool in determining agency eligibility. If you have not registered with GuideStar yet, please do so.

If you are a past grant recipient and have not already done so, you must submit a Grant Report before starting a new grant application. Please see Grant Reporting for more information.

Teichert Foundation will consider grant requests in the following categories:

  • Civic improvement and historical restoration
  • Community and social services
  • Culture and the arts
  • Education
  • Environmental planning and preservation
  • Rehabilitation and health service
  • Transportation and planning
  • Youth and elderly

The Foundation directors may also, from time to time, identify areas for special emphasis when emerging needs require extraordinary attention.

The geographic reach of the Foundation coincides generally with the areas in which Teichert Construction and Teichert Aggregates do business. To be eligible for funding, an agency and program must both be within the geographic scope of interest, though it is not required that the particular program seeking support be in the same county as the main agency office. This means that we unfortunately do not fund programs originating from an out-of-area agency, even if those programs take place in a local area.  Currently, agencies in the following counties are eligible to apply for Teichert Foundation grants:

  • Alameda
  • Alpine
  • Amador
  • Butte
  • Calaveras
  • Colusa
  • Contra Costa
  • El Dorado
  • Fresno
  • Madera
  • Mariposa
  • Merced
  • Mono
  • Monterey
  • Nevada
  • Los Angeles
  • Orange County
  • Placer
  • Sacramento
  • San Benito
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Joaquin
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Stanislaus
  • Sutter
  • Tuolumne
  • Tulare
  • Washoe
  • Yolo
  • Yuba

Nonprofit organizations must have a valid tax exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as a public charity and not as a “Private foundation” under Section 509(a). Government and public agencies are also eligible for funding.

While deciding how much to grant to whom, the Foundation will give careful consideration to:

  • The number of people that will benefit from the project
  • The number of local volunteers supporting the organization and the project
  • The commitment and composition of the organization’s Board of Directors or Board of Trustees
  • The extent to which the applicant complements the services of other community organizations
  • The organization’s fiscal responsibility and management qualifications
  • The ability of the organization to provide ongoing funding after the term of the grant
  • The extent to which the program addresses underlying causes, rather than just symptoms of specific problems; and
  • How well the organization plans to monitor and evaluate the results of the project

Grant requests for specific purposes are usually preferable to those for normal operating expenses.

Grants are generally made for one year only.

Teichert Foundation will not consider grants to the following types of organizations or for the following purposes:

  • Religious organizations for explicit religious activities, as distinguished from social or educational activities
  • Political organizations or political campaigns
  • Fraternal organizations, societies, or orders
  • Courtesy advertising or tickets for benefits
  • Telephone solicitations
  • National fundraising efforts

An agency funded by the Foundation must agree to submit a timely report on the use of the grant, based on its proposal. Please refer to Grant Reporting for more information. The Foundation should be informed of any major changes in the program or staff.

It is the Foundation’s intent to make grants in the range of $3,000 to $7,500. The annual grants budget is $400,000.

Fiscal Year 2023/2024

Cycle One

Period Opens: January 2, 2023
Application Deadline: February 3, 2023
Decisions Announced: June 1, 2023

Cycle Two

Period Opens: July 3, 2023
Application Deadline: August 4, 2023
Decisions Announced: December 1, 2023

Teichert Foundation is using a system called GOapply to accept grant applications. The GOapply User Guide will take you through the process of creating an account, starting an application, and submitting an application. All applications must be submitted via GOapply. Mailed, late, or incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact:

Allegra Pickett, Grants Manager
Teichert Foundation
PO Box 15002
Sacramento, CA 95851-1002