Fundación del Empresariado Chihuahuense, A.C.

Building community

Grant application process

Fechac provides grants to nonprofit organizations that have been working for over a year in the state of Chihuahua and submit a grant proposal that addresses the problems of underserved populations in any of our program areas: comprehensive basic education, preventive health and social capital development*. We provide grants for infrastructure, equipment or program implementation, depending on the program characteristics and type of applicant.

We accept grant requests throughout the year, except in the case of RFP's, which have a unique application deadline.

The grant process is as follows:

  1. The organization completes an online application (via our website) describing the project submitted for consideration.
  2. Automatically, the system emails the organization to notify whether the grant request is viable for support from Fechac, according to our policies and bylaws.
  3. If the proposal is deemed viable, our staff contacts the organization to request required documents and schedule a site visit to learn more about the project.
  4. The proposal is submitted for analysis to the corresponding Local Board (Camargo, Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Delicias, Jimenez, Juarez, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Ojinaga, Parral, or the rural region), where members of the business community review grant requests.
  5. Upon approval by the Local Board, the proposal is scheduled for review by the Program Committee of the Board of Directors.
  6. Once the Committee approves the proposal, the Board of Directors gives final approval.
  7. The applicant is informed of the Board's decision and signs a collaboration agreement with Fechac.
  8. Grants are paid according as provided in the agreement.
  9. Grants are supervised and monitored by Fechac as provided in the agreement and the grantee submits a final report.

Note: Depending on the complexity of the proposal, response time to grant requests may be three to six months.

* In Fechac, social capital refers to the relationships of trust that occur between groups of people, institutions or communities, enabling them to work together on projects to improve their own surroundings. It also refers to strengthening the work of civil society organizations through capacity building and promoting a culture of both personal and corporate social responsibility.