Questions about applying for a
Farrington Historical Foundation
Contact our office daily
from 9:00AM - 1:00PM:


Pam Bliss

Executive Director



Applying for a Grant


The SPRING 2020 grant cycle is now OPEN.  You may submit your grant application online.  The DEADLINE for all applications is Thursday,
May 14, 2020. 
(Note:  Deadline has been extended one month to allow extra time to complete applications during the coronavirus shutdown.)



Follow the instructions below when completing your application.



Applicant Requirements


Any 501c(3) nonprofit organization planning to use the grant funds solely
in Santa Clara County, California is welcome to apply for a Farrington Historical Foundation community grant. In accordance with our guiding principles, preference will be given to entities involved in arts and culture, animal protection, environmental protection, and historic preservation, though any 501c(3) association may apply


Your application will not be reviewed unless it is received by the application deadline.  Postmarks will not be considered.


Covid19 Safety Rules For Submitting Spring 2020 Grant Applications


To minimize risks to our staff of handling paper grant application packets, our submission rules have changed. We will not accept paper grant packets for the Spring 2020 grant cycle.


Instead, we require that you email us a copy of your application along with required supporting documents in .pdf format.


Please follow these directions to send us your grant application and required supporting documents.


1.  Prepare/submit your grant application on our website, using the online form.

2.  After you have submitted the application, be sure to print a hard copy of it (follow the directions on-screen).

3.  Assemble the required supporting documents, which are as follows:

      - Letter from IRS verifying proof of 501(c)(3) status

      - Board of Directors listing

      - The project or program budget

      - Your organization’s total budget

4.  Scan all documents including the application and convert to .pdf files.

5.  Email the files to our office. The email address is:


If you have any questions or need assistance contact, Pam Bliss, our Executive Director. She may be reached Monday - Friday from 9am to 1pm at this number: 408-264-8258.


Note: Applicants often send us additional information about their agency, including brochures, newsletters, annual reports, photographs, letter of support, etc. For the Spring 2020 cycle, please do not include these documents. Send only the application and supporting documents listed in #3 above.


Final Report


All grantees are required to submit a final grant report as soon as reasonably possible after the monies have been used to fund the grant project or activity.  The report should clearly demonstrate that the funds were used as intended and describe what benefits to the community resulted from the grant.


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