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For Nonprofits

The Community Foundation invests directly in nonprofit organizations, communities, and systems change to solve problems and change lives. We seek out and support innovative solutions that lead to community transformation. We are fortunate to partner with thousands of local nonprofits who are working every day to make our communities a better place for all who call our region their home.

GRANT ROUNDS 2018-2019

As a trusted steward of local charitable assets on behalf of hundreds of donors in the region, The Community Foundation operates many individual grant rounds at various times throughout the year. We have listened to our nonprofit partners and consolidated the majority of our competitive and discretionary funding opportunities into fewer rounds with uniform due dates. The Community Foundation will offer the following grant rounds in the coming year:

Winter 2018

RFP now closed

Summer 2019

RFP Opens: june 10, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: This schedule is subject to change. New opportunities may be added to the list over time.

Types of Grants offered by the community foundation

Discretionary Grants

The Community Foundation awards grants through a competitive application process, usually during three scheduled grant rounds (see schedule above). Grant committees complete a rigorous review of each application to determine how funding is distributed based on criteria established to fulfill the charitable mission of the fund. Learn more about some of these funds.

Donor Recommended Grants

The Community Foundation stewards a variety of donor advised funds. Grants from these funds are awarded based upon the recommendation of the donor (or their designated representative) to the causes and organizations they choose. These are not open or competitive application opportunities. In most cases, we do not share the donor’s information.

The Community Foundation can only make grants to nonprofit organizations which are tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, or an entity that meets IRS charitable guidelines. Find more answers to frequently asked questions.

resources for nonprofits

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Communications Guidelines for Grantees


Gifts Online 101 Webinar for Applicants


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions