Bhutanese American Community Grant Program - Applications Closed

Application Deadline: Friday, May 23, 2014 - Applications are no longer being accepted.

Grant Description

The Hindu American Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of The Bhutanese American Community Grant Program. This grant program is specifically intended to support Bhutanese Hindus struggling to maintain their religion, culture, and traditions through their resettlement in America.
Through the Grant Program, a total of $5,000 has been made available for multiple grants that will directly benefit the Bhutanese Hindu community throughout the country. Grants will be awarded to eligible projects or programs initiated and led by Bhutanese Hindu community members only.

Eligible Grants

The Bhutanese American Community Grant Program seeks to provide grants in the areas of community development, social services, health, education, and youth activities, among others. Examples of projects or programs that would qualify for this grant program include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Procuring a space for religious gatherings and social services
  • Providing supplemental classes/tutoring services for youth and adults (e.g., citizenship and civic classes, English courses, or SAT preparation classes)
  • Setting up the infrastructure for the provision of regular medical services
  • Creating pro-bono legal service programs
  • Job and skills training programs
  • Transportation to Hindu temples and other cultural institutions
  • Youth mentorship programs and field trips
  • Youth summer camps aimed at preserving and teaching Bhutanese culture and Hinduism

Budget Guidelines

This is a one year grant with the possibility of renewal if work remains outstanding and the grant officers at HAF believe that extra time and money will contribute significantly to positive results or substantial progress towards meeting stated needs. Grants will be provided, however, with recipients’ commitment to continue seeking other grant opportunities and become self-sustainable within a period of one to two years.
Funding must benefit multiple community members and may not be used for direct salary support or any one individual’s personal expenditures.

Review and Notification Process

Grant proposals will be evaluated based on multiple factors, including scope and objectives of the project, estimated number of community members the project will benefit, and community needs.
All reviews will occur over a one (1) month period. All applicants will be informed by email of the final decision. Applicants whose grants are accepted will be notified of reporting requirements.

Application Process

To apply for The Bhutanese Community Grant Program, please submit the following information:
  1. Applicant Organizational Information
    1. Organization Name
    2. Address
    3. Website (if any)
    4. Contact Person
    5. 501(c)(3) Status? If so, please provide IRS Tax ID Number
  2. Total Organizational Budget
  3. Summary of Organization’s Mission
  4. Brief Description of Organization
  5. Grant Amount Requested
  6. Other Sources of Funding for Project
  7. Proposal Narrative
    1. Proposal Summary (500 words or less)
    2. Purpose of Grant
      1. Background on local Bhutanese community to be served
      2. Issue(s) to be addressed
      3. Goals and objectives
      4. Project benefits
      5. Evaluation criteria
    3. Project/Program Time Frame
      1. If Multi-year, a renewal application will be necessary.
    4. Any Additional Information
You may download a copy of the above information by clicking here.  Please email a copy of your application as a single PDF to no later than 5 PM EST on May 23, 2014. Please direct any inquiries to the same address.