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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 Foundation of Greater Greensboro will conduct one Community Grants Program cycle in 2020 with the focus on capacity building of nonprofits. Proposals will be reviewed by the Community Foundation Grants Committee and then shared with our donor-advised fundholders so that they may consider funding through their new Giving Together service.

Through Giving Together, we seek to increase impact by pooling donor and foundation resources to support strong organizations and collaborations making a difference in our community. By encouraging collective giving with our generous fundholders for critical issues, we can better support a strong ecosystem of nonprofit organizations in our community. The nonprofit partners highlighted through Giving Together are doing critical work in our community helping people in need.

In 2020, the program will focus on capacity building: providing grants to help organizations reach their missions more effectively. For example:

  • One organization might request funds for a training program for staff or the board;
  • Another organization’s needs might generate a grant request for strategic planning;
  • Two or more nonprofits might request funds jointly to support a restructuring effort to strategically align services or administrative functions; and
  • Other nonprofits might seek support for evaluating a program and assessing future options.

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.

General Guidelines for Applicants

  • Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in or serving the Greater Greensboro area.
  • Requests may not exceed $5,000 and cannot be used for expenses already incurred.
  • Typically, multi-year grant applications are not considered in this grant program.
  • 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.
  • If your organization has previously received a grant from the Community Grants Program, a grant report form for that grant must be submitted before a new proposal can be considered.

For more information regarding this program, please contact Kevin or Connie.

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