The PAALS Inc Provides Fund

(The PIP Fund)
  

  • The PIP Fund consists of two types of giving:

    • Ten Kora’s Grants [$500; awarded Jan Feb March May June July Aug Sept Nov Dec]

    • Two Biko’s Gifts [$2,500; April and Oct]

      • Biko’s Gift presented to the recipient orgs during PIP Events

  • Nonprofit organizations (“orgs”) must apply for the PIP Fund in order to be considered for either PIP Fund gift

  • Only one app need be submitted for consideration of receiving either PIP Fund gift

  • Applications received by June due-date will be reviewed and voted on late June

    • Five Kora’s Grant recipients selected  [July Aug Sept Nov Dec]

    • One Biko’s Gift recipient selected  [October]

  • Applications received by Dec due-date will be reviewed and voted on in January

    • Five Kora’s Grant recipients selected  [July Aug Sept Nov Dec]

    • One Biko’s Gift recipient selected  [October]

  • Applications not selected in January’s vote are automatically rolled into the applicant group selected from -- by vote -- in June

  • Applications are valid for that application year only

    • (orgs must reapply yearly)

  • If interested, applicants not selected can receive information on why they weren’t chosen, in cases of interest in working toward making changes and being reconsidered for a next round of voting / grant recipient selection

  • Applicants / organizations will be researched to ensure that all information is valid, and to ensure that the mission of the org applying is in line with the mission of PAALS, Inc.

  • All animal welfare not-for-profits applying must be recognized as Massachusetts state corporations in order to receive financial assistance

    • Applicants will have a greater chance at consideration if they are a 501(c)(3)

  • Recipients of the Kora’s Grant can reapply yearly

    • Orgs can receive a maximum of five Kora’s Grants within five years

  • Recipients of the Biko’s Gift can reapply yearly

    • Orgs can receive a maximum of five Biko’s Gifts within ten years