Proposals will be reviewed on the basis of how well they meet the following criteria and guidelines:

Need

Demonstrates a compelling need that is verifiable.

Timely
Shows a sense of urgency.

Local Ownership
Provides for some financial and/or in-kind support that uses volunteers.

Credible Sponsor
Has dependable, quality administration, staff
and accountability.

Innovative
Has the potential for new initiatives, directions or
methods.

Multiplication
Has potential for learning’s that may benefit others
in similar work.

Short Term
Are limited to one year at a time grants and not more
than two consecutive years.

Partial
Will provide only a portion of the total need.

Matching
Special consideration may be given when additional support can be leveraged through matching grants.

Seeding
Has the probability of giving birth to a successful, self-
Supporting program.

The Zimmer Family Foundation
1343 Main Street, Suite 400
Sarasota, FL 34236