Co-Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Qualifying non-profit organizations may apply in February
Fontana, California The Mayor and City Council invite non-profit organizations in the City of Fontana to apply for co-sponsorship opportunities for the 2011 – 2012 fiscal year. Typically, co-sponsorships are associated with an event that is planned and conducted by an outside non-profit organization with the assistance of City resources such as staff time, public safety services and/or the use of City facilities and/or equipment.
The City of Fontana allocates funds (if available) annually for the purpose of assisting non-profit Fontana-based organizations hosting Community events. The City does not provide monetary funds for these co-sponsored events, but in-kind services. Applications are reviewed on a fiscal year basis (July – June) Organizations seeking co-sponsorship assistance are required to submit a Co-sponsorship application ONLY from February 1st thru February 28th or from September 1st thru September 30th of each year. All applications must be turned in at least (1) one year prior to the event. Due to the extensiveness of the approval process, all applicants are encouraged to submit their applications during the February filing period as all monies are allocated based on the priority of the event, meeting all defined criteria and on a first come first serve basis. Any application not turned in on time will automatically be denied.
Qualifying applicants must show proof of 501(c)3 non-profit or that the event is not for profit, must be based in the incorporated boundaries of Fontana, the event must be open to all Fontana residents and the event must be a significant benefit to the Fontana Community.
Interested applicants who meet the qualifications are encouraged to download the application from the City’s website at recreation.fontana.org. For more information or to speak with staff regarding co-sponsorship opportunities call the Community Services Department at (909)349-6900.