OPTIMIST ANNUAL GRANT AWARDS PROGRAM
The Palisades Optimists’ PWR Foundation grants are awarded based on various criteria including the impact on youth in Pacific Palisades, the number of youth impacted by the program, the effectiveness of the program and the likely longevity of the program. Although it is not required, preference is given to:
- Applicant Organizations that are based in Pacific Palisades and/or provide services that benefit youth in the Pacific Palisades community.
- Requests for the funding of a specific event, equipment, facility or service, rather than the general and continuing financial support needed by an organization.
- Requests for funds that will be spent within the year following the grant.
- Applicants that cosponsor or assist the Palisades Optimists in our programs and services for Palisades’ youth and the community.
Grant Application Procedure
An Optimist Grant Request Application must be received no later than March 31st of the grant year either by (1) mailing, (2) email, or (3) hand-delivery to the current President or Grant Committee Chairman of the Pacific Palisades Optimist Club. Awards decisions will be made within two months and grant recipients will be notified and, if possible, receive their awards at the weekly Tuesday breakfast meeting of the Palisades Optimists.