John H. & Evelyn L. Ashton Preservation Association
Grant Writing Policies and Guidelines; submission dates Jan. 1;
April 1; July 1; Oct. 1
The Ashton Preservation Association will consider a grant request from a private school* under the following conditions:
• The purpose of the grant is for educational activities that are clearly nonreligious in nature.
• The institution is non-sectarian.
• The purpose of equipment will clearly serve as a catalyst for a new, innovative program AND the Association is not the sole funding source.
• Funding for educational programs focuses on serving the disadvantaged or handicapped.
*Institutions of higher education are exempt from this policy.
The Ashton Preservation Association will consider a grant request from a religious congregation, a religious sponsored organization, or a non-affiliated religious organization if:
• The purpose of the program for which the grant is primarily secular or civic in nature, AND
• Any religious activity or instruction is incidental to the program for which the grant is requested or is paid for by other sources AND
• The program for which the grant is requested will service participants without limitation to religion or creed.
Computer and Education
The Ashton Preservation Association will not consider requests for multiple station computerization projects from public/private school systems or other educational institutes.
Carroll County Community Celebrations
The Ashton Preservation Association will not fund annual community celebrations.
Annual Fund Drives
The Ashton Preservation Association does not contribute to annual fund drives.
The Ashton Preservation Association does not fund conferences or recognition dinners.
Grants are not usually made to support operation expenses of well-established organizations and/or programs through the grant process or in response to annual fund drives for sustaining support. On occasion, the Association may provide such support on a short-term basis when it is critical to the survival of a key agency or program, which has been placed in jeopardy by changes in funding patterns.
Grants are not made to subsidize previously accrued operational deficits nor debt incurred for capital items or repairs.
The Ashton Preservation Association does not generally support the endowment funds of other organizations. In the special case where an organization’s endowment is a designated trust in The Ashton Preservation Association, the Association may make a contribution through the organization’s endowment drive.
The Association will consider supporting artistic diversity and quality in the arts within the entire community. Grants will be made on a challenge grant or partial funding basis to ensure broad community support of the institution or program.
• The recreational project should have evidence of significant neighborhood and community financial support before foundation funding is solicited.
• The maximum use of existing school or community facilities should be demonstrated before the Association will consider supporting additional facilities.
• Proof of the capacity to provide on-going maintenance of a facility is a criterion of funding.