Calling all Girl Scout go-getters! Thanks to Wells Fargo, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa troops have the opportunity to receive grant funding for service projects in local communities.
What projects are eligible? The sky is the limit! Talk to your troop to see what innovative ideas you have. Maybe it’s a community garden or putting together kits** for the homeless. Maybe it’s building a library at the local community center. Girls have great ideas and they should be involved in every step of the project - from brainstorming an idea, developing a plan and budget, and making the project happen!
Once the project is identified, the process is easy!
Step 1 – Apply for a Wells Fargo Community Service Grant of $100 to $500. Preference will be given to project applications submitted by March 15, 2017. If your project is submitted by this date, you’ll hear about your application status by March 22, 2017.
Step 2 – Once the project gets a greenlight, get going! Don’t forget to take photos for documentation! Projects must be completed by June 30, 2017.
It’s as simple as 1-2-3! How is your troop going to make a difference this spring?
The Fine Print:
- Wells Fargo Community Service Grants are available for projects ranging from $100-$500 each.
- There is a rolling application process, with preference given to those submitted by March 15, 2017. After that date, applications will be accepted and approved within 5 business days if there is still funding available and the project meets the requirements.
- Troops are encouraged to propose applications that would involve Wells Fargo employees in the community service project. The application should include how they propose to engage employees. Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) will coordinate with Wells Fargo directly.
- Troops that are considered low/moderate income troops will be given higher consideration. Low/moderate income troops are considered those with 50% of girls from families eligible for free/reduced lunch. Troop leaders are “on their honor” when they disclose the troop’s status.
- Troops who are approved will receive an email with specific guidelines about project requirements and their due dates.
- If project deadlines are not met, GSGI reserves the right to withhold funding/require return of funds.
- The final number of applications granted will be based on the number received and the pool of funding available ($4,000).
- Troops may make more than one request if the projects are completely different.
**Note: Grant funding is to be used for action-oriented project primarily executed by Girl Scouts. For example, organizing a coat drive at the local Wells Fargo bank is action-oriented; buying coats to give to an organization is not action-oriented.