This bi-monthly process provides the most flexible funding opportunities for grantees, intended to assist with emerging needs or one-time costs.
**Religious organizations may apply for funding consideration through this application process.
- Deadline: last Wednesday of (even) months by noon
- Decision Notification: proceeding month
- Request Range: up to $4,000
- Organizations limited to two requests per year
Review Process: Applicants should anticipate receiving a phone call or email from a community volunteer to discuss their request and ask additional questions. The volunteer will then present the request to a standing grant review committee for funding consideration. The grant review committee presents funding recommendations to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.
Types of Requests: All requests must be charitable in nature as defined by the I.R.S. and contribute directly to the mission of the applicant. Requests can include but are not limited to: program enhancement, communications or marketing, upgrades to technology, and modest capital improvements.
It is preferred that you have more than one quote, bid or price check for project expenses. It is also preferred that you do not price pre-owned, refurbished or used options for equipment or technology needs.
What can I NOT apply for?
Requests will not be considered for consumable items (food, t-shirts, backpacks, giveaway items or trophies), one time trips or events, purchases or programs that have already occurred, political purposes, lobbying activities, endowments or annual campaigns.
The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation reserves the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to decline a grant request that could be viewed as having a specific political, partisan or religious agenda.
If you have questions or need assistance throughout any part of the grant request process please contact Liz Jones, Community Impact Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Tambascio, Program Associate email@example.com.