The Mariposa Foundation prefers to focus on deserving adults that are trying to jump-start or obtain a second start to their lives versus graduating high school students; hence, why the grant criteria specifies you must be at least 21 years old. This could be a young single parent that wants to expand their horizons, a military spouse that is trying to build their skillsets to find employment, an older adult that wants to retrain to do something they love, or someone that has a great small-business idea … the possibilities are endless.
Vocational training, certification programs, college courses, and small-business classes, which puts deserving adults on a viable pathway to achieving their long-term goals and dreams, such as getting certified with a specific skillset, getting a relevant degree, getting qualified for a new job, starting a small business, etc.
Mariposa Foundation grants can only be used for education and training programs and activities conducted within the United States, and the program or activity must be completed by the end of the following calendar year in which the grant is received.
Recipients are expected to follow through with the plan they proposed in their grant application, submit a Mariposa Foundation Post Grant Status Report by the end of the following calendar year in which the grant is received, and allow the Mariposa Foundation to use their picture and story on charitable marketing materials, to include the Mariposa Foundation website.
All grant applications are reviewed, selected and awarded once per calendar year by the Mariposa Foundation Advisory Board.
Recipients are notified not later than July 31st of each calendar year.
The Mariposa Foundation disburses grants via a check made payable to the recipient.
Since Mariposa Foundation grants are intended to jump-start recipients on a new pathway, sustaining that pathway is the hope and expectation of the Foundation, but it is ultimately the recipient's responsibility; therefore, recurring or repeat grants to the same recipient are not permitted.
No; since Mariposa Foundation grants are for study in the pursuit of a degree or certification and the foundation does not require recipients to perform services in return, the grants are not taxable.
Yes; the Mariposa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs. Donors can deduct contributions they make to the Mariposa Foundation, to include tax deductible bequests, transfers or gifts.