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Community Grants

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro awards community grants to nonprofits that support a wide range of issues facing people in our area. Typically, these are one-time grants to help nonprofits in the Greater Greensboro area build their capacity to more effectively achieve their missions.


The Community Grants Program is CFGG’s annual, competitive grants process for nonprofit organizations. In 2023, this grantmaking program will award one-time operational grants to smaller nonprofits that support a wide range of community issues. These grants will support organizations whose missions align with CFGG’s focus to maximize opportunities that meet community needs.

Grants will range in size from $5,000 up to $30,000. Grants will average $10,000. Grants are available to nonprofits in the greater Greensboro area with priority given to nonprofits with an operating budget of less than $300,000.

The 2023 Community Grants Program will focus on providing general operating support or programmatic grants to nonprofits that can demonstrate outcomes and impact in the following areas:

• Cultural Vibrancy
• Economic Mobility


  • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in or serving the Greater Greensboro area.
  • Requests may not exceed $30,000.
  • Multi-year grant applications will not be considered in the 2023 grant cycle.
  • Public schools or other public agencies will typically not receive grants through this program, although they may be involved as partners in funded efforts.
  • Grants are not awarded to individuals.


Applications are due by 11:59pm on Monday, March 20th, 2023. Applications are reviewed by the foundation’s Grants Committee, and generally, decisions are made within eight weeks. Additional information may be requested during the review process.

Applying for funding from our Community Grants

Applicants are encouraged to consult the Greensboro Public Library’s Nonprofit Resource Center and the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium for information on capacity building efforts for nonprofits to help the design of a grant request.


Applications are accepted online through our online grant portal and must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm on Monday, March 20th, 2023.

All applicants must have a log-on credential in order to access, store, and submit their application, grant report, and other grant information.

New and existing users to our online grant portal click below to get started:

Questions? Contact our Community Impact and Grants department at grants@cfgg.org.

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