FAQ

Q: How do I know if my organization is eligible?

A: Eligible organizations offer organized youth athletic programs in at least one of the 9 Bay Area Counties, serving youth ages 5 - 18. Please refer to our Apply for a Grant page for details on eligibility or contact Hilary Smith. 

Q: Do you fund Unified School Districts?

A: The OCF does not fund proposals submitted directly by Unified School Districts. However we do fund programs that are serving students in the Unified School District through third party organizations with 501(c)(3) status such as, a booster club, public foundation, etc.

Q: Are there different Application Deadlines?

A: See our Grant Application Calendar for dates and deadlines that can be added to your Google Calendar. 

Q: Can we meet with someone to discuss a possible proposal?

A: Yes, please email or call Hilary Smith, our Grants Coordinator with any questions regarding the grants process or a submitted grant application. 

Q: How long does it take to approve a grant?

A: The entire application vetting and approval process generally takes 5-6 months. Please refer to our Grant Application Calendar for specific dates.