On August 21, 2021, The Board of Directors for the McMillen Family Foundation voted to approve the following Eligibility Criteria for Grant Applications:
These revised eligibility criteria for grant awards apply to both new applicants and current grantees:
- The applicant organization or independent subsidiary must identify prevention/education, treatment, or recovery from substance use disorder/alcohol and drug problems as its primary mission as specifically indicated in its organizational mission statement.
- The applicant must be a non-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Services and operate program activities in at least one of the following counties in Southern California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura for at least five years.
- The applicant organization must have an annual operating budget of less than $10 million or, if an independent subsidiary of a larger organization, the subsidiary must have a budget of less than $10 million. An independent subsidiary is defined as a unit within a larger parent organization that operates a separate physical space and is responsible for raising its own funds except for limited financial assistance from the parent organization for administrative operations and personnel.
- Priority will be given to grant applications requesting funds for facility renovations and program enhancements that improve outcomes for program participants who do not have the personal resources to obtain equivalent services from for-profit organizations. Generally, the Foundation does not approve grant requests for general operating support.