Community Progress Fund: Rarely Funded Activities

With rare exception, ZSR will not make grants for activities in the following areas:

  • Athletic events or teams 
  • Stand-alone, one-time or annual conferences, seminars, or symposiums  
  • Curriculum development 
  • Emergency medical service organizations 
  • Endowment funds 
  • Equipment or furniture purchases 
  • Fundraising events 
  • Initiatives promoting religious education or doctrine 
  • Land easements  
  • Medical research 
  • Operating expenses for schools 
  • Payments of debts 
  • Private business ventures 
  • Private or charter K-12 schools 
  • Scholarships 
  • Summer camps 
  • Volunteer fire departments 

In addition, ZSR is legally prohibited from funding voter registration. ZSR is also prohibited from giving money to organizations that support or oppose individual candidates or who work to influence election outcomes.