FAQ: Grants

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Kim Jones



How do I suggest a grant?

You may submit your request online or in writing using our Donor Grant Recommendation Form.

What are the restrictions on grant-making?

By law, community foundations can only make grants for public charitable purposes. CFWG will generally only make grants to qualified tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charities. CFWG cannot make a grant if the donor receives any benefit from the grant (e.g. raffle tickets, tickets to a benefit dinner or event, memberships, payment of a relative’s tuition to an educational institution, etc.).

Can I make grants to churches and schools?

Yes, churches and schools are charitable organizations that qualify to receive grants from your donor-advised fund.

Can CFWG provide information about worthwhile projects and organizations to support?

Yes. Our staff can work with you to identify nonprofit organizations and/or charitable projects that meet your charitable goals.

Can I make grants to organizations outside the region?

Yes. While CFWG’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Carroll, Haralson, and Heard Counties, we understand that many people have charitable interests outside the region. Therefore, any qualified public charity in the U.S. may receive grants from a CFWG donor-advised fund.

How quickly will a check be issued once I submit my grant suggestion?

Grant checks are processed on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Will my grant check be printed with the name of my fund on it?

Yes. Your fund name will be identified on the check, as well as your name and address on the accompanying letter. If you choose to make the gift anonymously, your fund name, name, and address will not be shown.

Can my company match a grant that I recommend from my donor-advised fund?

Certainly. Please check the policies of your company.