Applying for a Grant

The Community Foundation engages in strategic grantmaking to organizations and programs that achieve clear gains for the residents of our region.

Applying for a Grant

The Community Foundation engages in strategic grantmaking to organizations and programs that achieve clear gains for the residents of our region.

YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

All grant applications must begin with a one- or two-page Letter of Intent summarizing the program or project for which funding is being sought.  Letters of Intent are accepted at any time.  Generally, we will respond to a Letter of Intent within two weeks.  Application deadlines for those invited to apply are February 15, June 15, and October 15.  If you wish to coordinate submission of your Letter of Intent with any of these dates, we recommend submitting it no later than one month before a deadline.  Prior to submitting your letter of intent, we ask that you review our Community Investment Guidelines for complete information on our grants process and areas of interest.

Please note that only those who have submitted a Letter of Intent and been invited to submit a formal grant application should do so using the Community Foundation Grant Application Guidelines, Grant Request Budget, and the Organizational Budget for Grant Application.

For more detailed grant application guidance and information or to discuss your proposal before submitting a Letter of Intent, please call or e-mail Kaylah Smith, Program & Scholarship Associate, at 860.229.6018, x305.