Professional Cheerleaders Alumni awards a $500 Community Grant annually through a competitive application process to a deserving local non-profit organization who has programs that align with our mission and charitable goals. Special consideration will be given to applicants that collaborate with other community partners to maximize their dollars and their impact in the community.
Organizations seeking financial grants from Professional Cheerleaders Alumni must meet the limitations and requirements criteria, and complete required grant application to be reviewed and awarded by PCA’s Board of Directors.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of:
- The program’s fit with Professional Cheerleaders Alumni’s Grant making Principles, Priorities and Guidelines.
- How the program targets economically, and socially at risk youth and women of the Jacksonville community.
- How the program will be implemented and evaluated, including the procedures agency staff will utilize to track and measure process and outcome goals objectively.
- How the program promotes sustained outcomes for youth beyond the grant period.
Professional Cheerleaders Alumni does not provide grants to the following entities:
- Organizations outside of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties
- Fundraising and sponsorship events (e.g., galas, banquets, golf tournaments, etc.)
- Religious organizations for sectarian religious purposes
- Single disease organizations
- Organizations that have been denied funding by Professional Cheerleaders Alumni must wait at least one year before being eligible to reapply for funding
- All agencies must be IRS recognized 501(c) (3) organizations.
- Proposals must include a line item budget detailing how requested funds will be used and the expected time period for all expenses. Professional Cheerleaders Alumni typically does not provide support for indirect costs.
- All agencies whose proposals have been approved by Professional Cheerleaders Alumni’s Board must sign a letter of agreement regarding the terms of their respective grant.
Follow up reporting may be required for all funded proposals on their particular use of funds, program impact, and what the organization learned.