This process hosts two cycles per year, intended to support large scale programming or capital projects that address documented community needs or deliver significant economic impact.
The process occurs in two stages for each cycle, beginning with submission of a pre-application and followed by an invitation to submit a full application.
- Pre-Application Deadline: Dec 1, June 1
- Full Application (by Invitation) Deadline: January 7, July 1
- Decision Notification: mid-February, mid-August
- Request Range: there is no predetermined funding level; applicants should request the amount needed to deliver the impact desired.
Priority will be given to requests that are highly collaborative and demonstrate wide-reaching, long-term impact through evidence-based approaches. The most successful requests will articulate measurable outcomes, plans for sustainability, and leverage multiple funding sources.
* If your organization has a need that does not fit within the two scheduled deadlines, please reach out to staff to discuss how to proceed.
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.
The Community Foundation awards a wide range of dollar amounts across its competitive grant processes. We strongly encourage organizations to request the amount needed to deliver the impact desired and is consistent with other anticipated funding sources and the organization’s capacity. At this time the Community Foundation does not consider requests for multi-year grant funding.
Review Process: The pre-application will be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified by a staff member if they are invited to submit full applications, which may include some direction as to the request amount. Once the full application has been received, staff will schedule each applicant to present to a panel of board members. This panel will consider requests from several applicants at one time. They will make funding recommendations to present to the full Board of Directors for final approval.
Contact: 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 Camille Martir Rosado, Program Associate email@example.com