Carnation Fund

Notice of Fund Available (NOFA) for The Carnation Resident and Destination Funds
Release Date: June 17, 2024
Deadline: July 8, 2024 (11:59 PM)

The City of Carnation notices monies available through two funds:
1. Carnation Residents Fund
2. Carnation Destination Fund

On May 21, 2024, the Carnation City Council voted to open up a second round of the Carnation Fund for $6,200.00. This is the total amount available for all proposals. The City uses this NOFA as its only mechanism to financially support community-based activities in the City.

Applicant must be a non-profit organization. If you have already applied, you are automatically in the running for the second round.

Resident Services Fund

Purpose of funding: Provide benefits to special populations who reside in the City of Carnation.

Scoring Criteria:

  • Carnation residents are in the service area
  • Number served
  • Assists a special population
  • Has a clear Focus: Health, Education, Need, Employment, Early Development etc.


Destination Fund:

Purpose of Funding Provide events that attract visitors to the City. Examples include meals, childcare, recreational activities, transportation, etc.

Scoring Criteria:

  • The event must be held in the City of Carnation.
  • The event should bring “heads to booths.”​
  • The event should not benefit only one business.
  • The event must have free entry.


All applications will be evaluated by the Council Finance Committee and final selection of grantees will be made by the City Council.

Submittal Instructions:
Please provide the following to

  • Exemption Determination Letter
  • A document answering the prompts below
  1. Requestor’s Name and Fiscal Agent Name if one is used
  2. Address
  3. Phone Number
  4. Email Address
  5. Please indicate if this request is for either the RESIDENTS Fund or the EVENTS Fund?
  6. Total program budget- this is the full cost of the activity.
  7. Total request from the City of Carnation? This amount should not exceed 30% of the total budget.
  8. Do you agree to present the results of the program to the City Council and to submit a written report once per year?
  9. Please describe the activity or program the funds will support?
  10. Please describe how your concept helps the City of Carnation residents, or merchants.
  11. Please describe how many people or businesses you will serve with the Carnation Fund grant.
  12. Since the City will only contribute up to 30% of the program or activity budget, who else is contributing to this effort or activity?
  13. Please include the name and cell number of your Board of Directors.
  14. Lastly, please explain who will be accountable for delivering services or implementing programs with the requested funds?
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