This grant is unrestricted in nature – meaning that the funds for this grants process may be used to benefit a wide variety of charitable projects or needs. Applications are carefully reviewed by a volunteer committee of community members and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors for the final approval.
The Karl Peterson Funds and Lynn Foundation Fund, which can support organizations with a religious affiliation, are included in the Field of Interest Grant process.
Application Deadline: The last Friday of the month.
Geographic Scope: Southern Chautauqua Region. (The Fredonia/Dunkirk area is served by the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation).
Award Amounts: $200 – $2,000 range.
Exclusions: Grants are not made for political purposes, to retire indebtedness of an organization, or for religious activities (with the exception of the Karl Peterson and Lynn Foundation Funds).
Eligibility: 501 (c) 3 status
The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation accepts Field of Interest Grant applications by the last Friday of the month. The Grants Committee presents a recommendation on all completed applications to the Board of Directors monthly.
Grant Final Reports
As specified in the Grant Agreement, it is a condition of all Community Foundation grants that Final Reports are required within 30 days of completion of the project or program. If the applicant has previously received funding from this particular grant process, the Final Report for that project must have been completed/filed.