Grant Policy

Grant Policy – Rev. 7-17-14

Purpose:

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance in decisions involving financial support requests for skaters and volunteer officials of The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc.

Policy:

Grants for reimbursement of eligible* expenses incurred by skaters or officials representing The Skating Club of San Francisco, Inc. (SCSF) may be made upon application and review and approval of the SCSF Board of Directors.

Eligibility Requirements:

Skaters must be ‘Home Club’ members of SCSF for at least one year from the date of the Grant Application and must represent SCSF in qualifying level events (i.e. Juvenile, Intermediate, Novice, Junior, and Senior events for singles, pairs, dance, and Adult Gold and Masters technical events) in sanctioned USFS and/or ISU competitions.

Home Club members of the Tremors synchronized skating teams and the San Francisco Ice Theater competing in qualifying level events would be eligible to receive reimbursement for eligible expenses defined by the IRS up to a maximum yearly budgeted cap amount as approved by the SCSF Board. Allocation of expenses for teams will be based on the percentage of Home Club members on each team.

Home Club officials may request reimbursement for travel and seminar fees required for obtaining and/or continuing education requirements for their respective judging, technical panel, and accounting requirements.

Eligible Expenses:

*Eligible expenses are those defined by the IRS as expenses incurred for: travel; seminar fees; coaching; equipment and costumes; travel; and, practice ice not reimbursed by US Figure Skating.

Note: Any expenses that would be payable to SCSF such as Club ice punch cards, test and competition entry fees, and membership fees are not eligible for reimbursement.

Approval:

All requests for grants must be documented on the SCSF Grant Application and approved by the SCSF Board.

Board Member Conflict of Interest Statements:

Board members will be required to complete a conflict of interest disclosure form and must abstain from discussion and voting on any application for which the Board member has identified a conflict.

Grant Applications:

To obtain a blank copy of the SCSF Grant Application as a MS Word RTF, please email the Secretary at secretary@scsf.org.