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The Schmidt Family G4 Fund is an educational effort designed to involve fourth generation shareholders of U.S. Venture Inc. in the life of the business, the community, the foundation and the owning family. Members of this generation who are at least 16 years old are invited to participate in making grants to nonprofits within the geographic footprint of U.S. Venture.


Grant Focus:

The Schmidt Family G4 Fund focuses on Positive Youth Development funding services and opportunities that support all young people in developing a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and empowerment. Nonprofit organizations offering a program to help youth acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become healthy and productive adults are encouraged to apply.


Range of grantmaking: Up to $15,000


Grant application deadline:
February 1, 2018
September 4, 2018


G4 will typically fund:
              

  • At-risk youth, especially those with a physical or mental illness, those who have experienced abuse or those who have significant financial need
  • Capital campaigns
  • Existing programs
  • Recurring events
  • Specific programs or projects for which a moderate amount of grant money can make a significant impact on an area of need and sustainability.                       

The following are typically outside our G4 grant funding:

  • Organizations that have received funding from the G4 Committee in the most recent 18 months.
  • Multi-year requests
  • Religious organizations attempting to build membership or requiring specific religious affiliation for services rendered.
  • Requests to defray travel or lodging expenses, including travel to conferences, training or competitions.
  • Reimbursement for previously incurred expenses.
  • Endowment-building campaigns

To Apply: Please submit your request using the online application at G4 Application

Please include a narrative summarizing your request for support, not to exceed two pages including: 

Contact us with any questions at 920.243.5806 or submit requested materials to Foundation@USVenture.com by the deadline. The G4 Committee will screen requests prior to each board meeting to ensure a fit to its priorities, and will follow-up with any questions or concerns. The Committee may require an interview.


You will be notified if a final grant report is required.