The River Branch Foundation is a regional foundation with special ties to our home area of the Jacksonville beaches and northeast Florida. We are interested in environmental issues with an emphasis on permanent land protection.
We award grants solely at the foundation's discretion to organizations of accomplishment and promise in our fields of interest and only to organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)(3) non-profit entities.
The foundation does not use an application form. Instead, applicants are asked to submit a letter of not more than three pages describing the project for which the grant is being sought. Analysis of proposals received as well as applicant interviews needed will take place in May and November. All proposals will be acknowledged and notified of the foundation's decision. In addition, the following information should be attached:
⊕ A description of the organization
⊕ A list of the board of directors, advisory board and staff
⊕ A copy of the organization's most recent independent CPA-prepared financial statement (audit, review or compilation)
⊕ An estimated project budget with line items
⊕ A copy of the organization's tax exempt ruling from the IRS