Instructions for application for Sherwood Cares/CTO Micro Grant March 2022 

1. All microgrant requests must first be reviewed by the nonprofit. If there are questions regarding  the request, these can be sent to or call Jim Pieczynski at 805- 443-5812 PRIOR to submission.  

2. Once the review process by the nonprofit is complete, and the request is deemed appropriate to  apply, the application and advocate form can be submitted by the nonprofit on Submittable. 

3. Sherwood Cares/CTO will not accept applications sent by an individual that is not employed or  associated directly with the nonprofit. 

The Application Process Details: Please read through the entire document.  The need: If you have any questions about a potential request, please contact Jim Pieczynski at 805- 443-5812 or to discuss the potential micro-grant prior to submitting application for any individual or family.  Advocate form: We request that an adult advocate (social worker, community volunteer, etc.)  complete the advocate form that essentially vouches for the person, the need and why they believe this  assistance would make a difference in their life. Please give to nonprofit. 

Application + Advocate form: Once the adult advocate has filled out the sponsor form, please  send/give to the nonprofit, and the nonprofit can then apply on Submittable and upload both the advocate and application forms to  

Review of application: The grants committee for Sherwood Cares along with the Conejo Teen  Organization will review the application and get back to you as to whether it was approved with a goal  of replying within two weeks. If the grant is approved, a check from either CTO or Sherwood Cares will  be sent to the nonprofit for the specific purpose associated with the application.  

In summary:  1. Sponsor hears of request from potential recipient. If needed, sponsor/adult advocate checks with appropriate nonprofit to be sure this request is within the giving parameters. Nonprofit can contact Jim  Pieczynski if needed. Sponsor/adult advocate fills out advocate form and gives to nonprofit.  

2. Applicant fills out application form and returns to the case manager/adult advocate or nonprofit.  

3. Nonprofit submits the advocate form + application on Submittable. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact Jim Pieczynski at  All inquiries should originate from the nonprofit that will be submitting the application

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