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The Florida Panthers Foundation is pleased to relaunch the Florida Panthers Foundation Grant for the 2022-2023 season. The Grant will allow charitable organizations throughout South Florida to request financial support for programs and initiatives that are benefiting our community and fall within one of the Florida Panther Foundation's 4 pillars: Children's Health and Education, Veterans' Issues, Youth Hockey, and conservation of the Florida panther.

501c3 organizations can apply for one of the following individual Foundation grants levels: $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000. The number of grants provided at each level will be evaluated annually, based on available funds. This does not guarantee that the maximum amount will be awarded. Organizations are asked to choose a level based on the greatest impact their program will have. A check presentation reception with all season grant recipients will take place at the end of the regular season.

• The Foundation will award grants for specific projects and one-time programs, but not for general operating costs, staff salaries, sponsorships, capital campaigns, endowments or reserve funds or grants to individuals, PTA's or Booster Clubs.

• Organizations can apply for ONE of the following individual Foundation grants levels: $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000. The number of grants provided at each level will be evaluated annually, based on available funds. Organizations are asked to choose a level based on the greatest impact their program will have. Foundation grants are reviewed and approved by the Florida Panthers Foundation Board of Directors.

• The organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization or government agency serving the South Florida area. Some national organizations may apply, but priority will be given to local organizations.

• The focus of the project or program should be related to children's health or education, building youth hockey, veterans' issues, or the endangered Florida panther.

• Projects with a detailed itemized list of program expenses are more likely to be funded.

• The organization must be available for a site visit if selected as a beneficiary.

• The organization must adhere to all deadlines and application requirements:

1. Application Launch: Monday, January 9th, 2023 at 12:00pm

2. Application Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 5:00pm

3. Final/Progress Report: December 31, 2023

4. Distribution of Funds: All grant notification and funding will be distributed at the conclusion of the Florida Panthers regular season schedule

• All information must be included when submitting applications. Applicants that do not submit the complete information will not be considered. Please do not mail any information, only applications submitted online will be reviewed. No exceptions.

• Florida Panthers Foundation must be recognized as a sponsor/donor in all media and collateral associated with the program/event. We reserve the right to approve all media and collateral to ensure accuracy.

• A Final/Progress Report will ask all grant recipients to give a summary of the funds received, how the program or project went or is going, who and how many people were impacted, etc.

• Please be prepared to upload the following documents in PDF format:

1. Copy of current IRS determination (proof of 501(c)(3) status)

2. Provide a line-item budget for this project, specifically outlining revenue AND expenditures and clearly note what costs will be covered by the Florida Panthers Foundation

3. Names and affiliation of the organization's Board of Directors

4. Copy of current IRS Form 990

5. Logo - PNG or JPG high resolution

6. Organization's most recent IRS W9 tax form Applications missing any of the above information will not be considered. Please do not mail any information, only applications submitted online will be reviewed.

- Submission Deadline: Friday, February 10th, 2023 at 5:00pm