Competitive Grants

The Community Foundation has two grantmaking cycles. During each cycle we accept applications in all five of our Priority Areas: Equity and Inclusion, Economic Opportunity for All, Overcoming Persistent Poverty, Regional Cooperation and Thriving Communities.

Grant Guidelines

Grants Timeline Spring 2021

The grant cycle opens March 5th with applications due by Sunday, March 28th at midnight. For proposals invited to move forward, site visits will be scheduled in April and grant awards will be announced at end of May 2021. Please note, based on our recent nonprofit survey that highlighted the ongoing impacts of COVID on our nonprofits and the communities they serve, we are making a few changes this grant cycle:

    • We will make grants for general operating support to help organizations continue providing important services in a time of transition
    • We will give weight to proposals that address ongoing COVID impacts in the community
    •  We will have only one application form rather than the usual two to simplify the application process
    • We will make only one-year grants to focus more on immediate community needs


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For information about the RFPs focusing on our Equity and Inclusion priority, click here

Fall 2021 Grants Cycle

Dates for the Fall Grants Cycle will be announced this summer.