As we approach our second full year of Cash for Local Change we realize there have been some major changes and monumental growth in the last year. We’ve gone from 30 businesses last year to over 50 and we’ve grown the grant fund from $33,000 to nearly $60,000. We are no longer involved in the Thrift Store operation so we have a lot more time to dedicate to Cash for Local Change. And we’ve created a lot more buzz for the businesses that have joined us.

We hope to help two dozen Flagstaff nonprofits or individuals this grant cycle, and we still envision grants would be awarded in the $1500 to $3000 range. But we will consider any request. The only criteria is your project will make a positive impact on a meaningful number of Flagstaff residents. We are open to grants for educational, art, social services, youth programs, or anything else that would have a positive impact on our community.

The only other condition for awarding your grant is you must bring us a new or renewal business to Cash for Local Change. As long as the business you brought on last time is up to date on their contributions, you can resign them and get a grant. This is the way we guarantee that there will be funds for next years grantees. Also if your grant is for $2500 or more you will need to sign up two businesses. We will hold a sales class on how to approach someone you do business with about joining, after your application is accepted. But if for some reason you don’t think you can’t or won’t be able to sign up a business please don’t apply, we’ll both be disappointed in the results.

If you have any questions about this letter, the application or Cash for Local Change, please call bill at 928-699-7831.
  • Applications must be returned by June 2nd, 2017 at 5:00p.m.

    Please email them to:
    Bill Packard packardson@yahoo.com

    If necessary they can be mailed to:
    Full Circle Charities P.O. Box 866
    Flagstaff, AZ 86002
    Attn: Bill Packard.

  • Who are you as an organization, and what are you all about? (What is your mission or purpose?)
  • In 250 words or less summarize how you will use the funds you are requesting. This can include a specific project, fundraising, operational expenses, or any other worthwhile expenditure. But tell us why it is important? What and how you will do it? And why Flagstaff needs it?
  • To continue and grow this means of funding we need to keep adding new businesses to our partner list. To receive your grant you will need to bring at least one new business on board before your grant check will be released. Explain who or how you will accomplish this requirement?
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