Community Impact Grant Guidelines

Please review the following grant guidelines to determine if your organization is eligible to compete for funds. Applications are due August 5th. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Community Foundation of West Georgia considers grant applications from organizations that:

What is the range of grants?

The Community Foundation does not set a minimum or maximum amount for grant awards.

Is there a match requirement for funds received?

While there are no specific match requirement for funds received, the Foundation encourages funding to be matched with other sources.

What does the grant fund?

The Community Foundation looks to fund proposals which:

The Foundation considers and funds applications in the following six areas:

Please Note:

What criteria should applications emphasize?

The Community Foundation looks for proposals which:

Are new organizations and operating support eligible?

No, the Community Foundation will not consider the funding of new organizations for start-up and operating support. An organization must have been in existence for a minimum of two years. The program must have an established record of identifying and meeting the needs in the community.  Also, you must demonstrate support (financial, volunteers, etc.) for the new program.

Can organizations apply for continued funding?

The Community Foundation is rarely the sole funder of on-going ventures. Normally, the Community Foundation does not support organizations on an on-going basis, preferring to distribute its currently limited funds among many organizations. When the foundation receives a request for repeat funding, decision-makers carefully review proposals for other sources of funding and evidence of long term financial strength.

How much can I receive?

The Community Foundation does not set a minimum or maximum amount for grant awards.

What activities are not eligible for funding?

How does an organization apply for a grant?

Any 501(c)(3) or organization interested in seeking a grant should follow these steps:

What is the application review process?

The Community Foundation staff reviews all received proposal

What are the reporting requirements?

After receipt of grant funds, grant recipients are required to submit a final report within 30 days of expenditure of funds. The final report form can be found HERE. Other materials may be submitted along with the final report, such as pictures, articles, etc. Failure to submit a final report will affect future grant requests.

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