Community Giving

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How is an organization eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation?

A. To be eligible to apply for a grant from the Community Foundation an organization must be classified as a charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be classified as an organization to which contributions may be deducted under Section 170 (c) (1) of the Internal Revenue Code; and be located in or provide services to residents within our service area.

Q. What are the grant making interests of the Community Foundation?

A. The Community Foundation administers a broad range of Unrestricted, Field of Interest and Donor Advised Funds and makes grants for a variety of purposes and projects. The Board of Directors, from time to time, emphasizes one interest area over another when emerging needs or opportunities require special attention. In addition, the Community Foundation makes grants from Field of Interest and Donor Advised Funds, with many varied interests aimed at addressing a broad range of community needs.

Q. When are applicants notified of grant making decisions?

A. Board decisions regarding grant awards are made within two to three months of each deadline and funds may be used for projects that occur after funds have been awarded. All applications must be submitted to the Community Foundation office online by midnight of the grant deadline date.