The declination letter read as follows:
Dear Mr. Hicks,
All of the requests were worthy of funding and provide essential services to the community. As I mentioned before, the decision making was not easy. Our goal is to assist a variety of community needs, so we do not fund the same organization in consecutive years.
Also keep in mind that we do not provide funds for scholarships or endowments, capital expenditures (including equipment), general operating expenditures (including salaries), start-up monies for programs or one-time events. All of our grants must be designated for a specific program within the organization.
We have awarded all of our grants for 2015; our next deadline for submitting funding requests will be February 15, 2016.
Thank you for the work you do in the community. We appreciated the opportunity to review the materials.
Community Engagement Coordinator
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