Capital and Naming Rights Grants Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to frequently asked questions for our Capital and Naming Rights Grants process.

Is my organization eligible for funding if the proposed building is not in the designated geographic area but the clients who will use it are?

All proposals will be considered on a case by case basis. While we will not consider proposals for out of state sites, we will consider compelling proposals that will primarily serve clients from the Santikos geographic areas at sites that are located outside of the designated geographic area.

Will you consider supporting recently completed capital projects?


Will you support retroactive costs towards a recently constructed, acquired, renovated etc. capital project?


Will you consider supporting a capital project that will be complete before the grant has been awarded?


Are naming rights only expected for requests to support programs?

No, each request for funding must offer a significant naming rights opportunity.

If I intend to apply for funds to support a physical space, can I offer naming rights for a program vs. a physical building? Can I do both?

Yes, you can offer one or both.

Is there a minimum request amount for funding?

While we don’t have a minimum amount we prefer to make significant grants that support meaningful work in our community.

Can I meet with someone at the Area Foundation to discuss my proposal?

Yes, you can call, email or set up a meeting with Michelle Lugalia-Hollon between Jan. 17  through Feb. 18 to discuss your proposal.

I’m having trouble accessing my application or finding the application, who do I contact?

Contact Catherine Garcia.

My organization would like to make a significant ask, but we do not need the whole amount disbursed at once, will the committee consider making multiple grants over multiple years to honor our request?

Yes, the committee will consider disbursing grant funds to honor a single proposal over a limited period of time depending on the nature of the request, at their discretion. Please state your interest in this type of consideration in your application. Please note that we are not accepting multi-year requests at this time.

Would the Area Foundation consider a multi-year request for funding?

While our committee can decide to make multi-year disbursements, we are not accepting multi-year requests at this time.

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