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The TBM Foundation currently awards grants in the areas of education, healthcare and human services. Our objective is to support organizations that show a commitment to innovation and big ideas. As a general rule, the TBM Foundation does not support events.
Please contact Lisa Roy for initial conversation regarding funding.
The Timothy and Bernadette Marquez Foundation is inviting applications for planning and implementation grants, which are designed to encourage innovations in education, health or human services. By awarding grants to projects that lead to systems change in the planning or implementation stages, TBM Foundation aims to encourage the development of innovations that promise to benefit under-served, under-represented, low-income individuals and families living in metro-Denver in the areas of education, health or human services.
Two levels of awards are available:
Level I awards (Planning Grants) are small grants (ranging from $5,000 to $50,000) designed to fund brainstorming sessions and initial planning. Level I proposals should identify a problem or research question, explore a research agenda or discover appropriate methodologies. Outcomes for Level I projects would likely include reports, position papers and plans for subsequent steps and future development. Proposals should include specific plans for expansion.
Level II awards (Implementation Grants) are larger grants (ranging from $50,000 to $150,000) that can be used for more fully formed projects that are ready to be implemented or to demonstrate proofs of concept. Level II proposals should therefore include a more articulated plan of work leading to concrete and tangible outcomes, such as demonstration projects and expansion.
Support for crafting creative solutions in addressing issues related to:
Proposals for Level I awards should be for the planning or initial stages of a program or project that assures the improvement of education opportunities or increased access and options in health or human services. These projects may involve research, new approaches or best practices including interdisciplinary collaborations involving several fields or disciplines. Applicants must propose an innovative approach, method, tool or idea that the applicant has not used before. Level I grants should result in strategic work plans and proofs of concept for long-term projects prior to implementation.
Grants will support full- or part-time activities for a period of up to one year. This support is available for various combinations of consultants, technical support and services.
Potential projects must be strategic and guide the development of new capacity to support innovation in education or health or human services within the organization. The project must position the organization and/or partnership for greater impact and must involve an evaluation/measurement component.
The planning grant must include a sustainability strategy, in which relevant funding sources to sustain the work are identified and steps are taken to access these resources. There should be a clear strategy for securing the core funding for the organization(s) and for securing the necessary gaps in funding for the potential project(s).
For Planning Grants, please complete the following questions:
Support for organizations as they implement their proposed creative solutions in response to information and data collected during a Planning Phase.
TBM Foundation has an online application for Implementation Grants. After checking in with the Executive Director, please use the following URL to apply – Application link (for applicants to begin a new application only)
When an applicant/grantee creates an account online for the first time, a system generated email that contains the My Account link will be sent to the applicant/grantee. That Account link should be referred to when retrieving saved applications. Applicants/grantees can access their account as well as draft applications): https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1365?SA=AM
Starting January 2013, TBM Foundation will implement application deadlines by grant type (Planning and Implementation).
Lisa Roy, Executive Director