Future Fund Grant Application

ABOUT THE FUTURE FUND

The Future Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, convenes and connects young professionals who are committed to making their community a better place.  Founded in 1999, the Future Fund nurtures philanthropic leadership through grantmaking and the development of a permanent endowment. More than 200 members share a commitment to Greensboro and an interest in charitable involvement. The Future Fund capitalizes on each member’s creativity and passion to impact the greater Greensboro community positively. Please refer to cfgg.org/future-fund for more information.

FUTURE FUND GRANTMAKING GUIDELINES

Education is a critically important, as evidenced from those who participated in Future Fund’s 2017 grant theme poll. Some of the reasons participants mentioned for choosing education included: budget cuts have made resources for educators minimal and support for students limited; poll participants have children in public school system; education is paramount for economic vitality; other categories that are also affected like workforce development, poverty and overall well-being for individuals are linked to education or lack thereof. 

The theme is broad by design because Future Fund is interested in funding innovative and novel approaches to improve:  literacy, access to educational resources, college readiness and achievement, early childhood education, K-12 education, literacy, STEM learning, art, economic literacy etc. Projects may be existing but enhanced or integration of services; new; or planning grants.

Future Fund recommends organizations to submit funding requests between $2,500 and $7,500.  Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

YOU CAN NOW SUBMIT REQUESTS TO FUTURE FUND THROUGH AN ONLINE APPLICATION TOOL.  CLICK HERE TO BEGIN THAT PROCESS.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in or serving the greater Greensboro area. The Future Fund does not award grants for multi-year commitments, individuals, debt retirement, political organizations or campaigns, for-profit entities, programming that promotes religious instruction or doctrine, or endowments.

Please direct questions regarding Future Fund grantmaking to Ashlee Wiley, 379-9100 x 129 or email AWiley@cfgg.org.