Competitive Grants Program

Approximately one-third of the Community Foundation’s annual distributions are made through a year-around competitive grant program.

Small grant applications ($5,000 and less) are invited 6 times per year and must be received by the 1st of February, April, June, August, October, and December for consideration at the end of each corresponding month. Major grant applications (more than $5,000) are due January 15th for February consideration and July 15th for August consideration. Typically, the Foundation’s largest grants are awarded at the February meeting, and prospective grantees have become accustomed to timing their larger grant applications for consideration at this meeting.

Both the 2019 Small Grant Application and the 2019 Major Grant Application download on your computer as a fillable PDF form and can be easily filled out on your screen before being printed for signatures. If you have appropriate versions of Adobe Acrobat you will be able to save the completed form on your computer for revisions; however the free Adobe Reader program may not allow saving your work.

Before completing the applications you are advised to familiarize yourself with the Community Foundation’s Guidelines for Grantmaking, which will you give you import information about our competitive grant program, including grantmaking criteria and requirements.

If you have specific questions about the appropriateness of a grant request, you are welcome to contact Program Manager Lisa Lloyd to discuss your proposal. Phone 740.326.4297 or email