The Tule River Tribal Council favors proposals that have the following elements:

  • The application can clearly articulate and demonstrate the results its activities achieve for those it serves
  • The request builds on an agency’s institutional strengths and encourages innovative solutions to community/agency problems and/or needs.
  • All relevant people are involved in the planning of the proposed project or activities.
  • The Yokuts Foundation’s dollars are leveraged with other funding sources.  It is unlikely that a request will be fully funded.  Therefore, priority will be given to applicants who have a clear plan for securing additional support.
  • A multi-agency/collaborative approach is utilized whenever possible.
  • The Yokuts Foundation assumes that there is an organizational commitment to the project for which funds are being requested.  With that in mind, a member of the governing board must sign the application.