CIG funds must be matched by funds from other sources that meet or exceed your grant request. These may be actual funds or in-kind donations (e.g. donated supplies, volunteer hours, etc.). All projects MUST demonstrate a 1:1 match. For example, a project requesting a $500 grant must have a minimum of $500 in matching funds, for a total project budget of $1,000. The maximum grant amount is $2,500. However, there is no maximum match funds amount. Please make sure to list all actual funds or in-kind donations going into your project.
Donated cash, labor, materials or equipment (or any combination) qualifies as matching funds. This includes volunteer hours. Materials should be valued at market rate, equipment should be based on actual rental rates, and volunteer labor should be valued at $22.14 per hour per person.