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Cleveland County Community Foundation Grant

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Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) - Cleveland County Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/08/22 12:00 PM EST


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, schools, government agencies, and congregations for projects that improve the lives of residents in eligible locations. Priority will be given to requests for programs and projects in the areas of education and human services. Funded projects must serve the residents of Cleveland County.

The mission of the Cleveland County Community Foundation is to inspire philanthropy and strengthen our community by supporting initiatives that address local needs and providing quality services to donors and constituents.

The Foundation’s Board of Advisors supports this mission through an annual competitive grantmaking program. The Foundation is an investor in the community and is interested in creating the highest possible levels of community gain, focused on improving the lives of citizens in Cleveland County, North Carolina. 

Priority will be given to requests for projects and programs that address the following investment areas:

  • Human Services
    • Providing food, shelter, or other relief to address immediate needs and stabilize crisis situations
    • Helping families achieve financial stability
    • Helping individuals overcome life obstacles and become productive members of society
  • Education
    • Financial literacy for adults and youth
    • Youth mentoring
    • Character development programs

The Foundation will also consider requests which fall outside of these investment areas. Priority will be given to proposals requesting one-time funding to initiate projects and programs and the Foundation will consider requests enabling the grantee to seek grant support from other funders.

Projects and programs which clearly demonstrate their ability to attain measurable results will receive higher consideration.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144505

Estimated Size of Grant:

Previous awards have ranged from $500 to $5,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are one year in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions.

If the organization conducting the project is not an eligible organization, a grant can be applied for under the fiscal sponsorship of an eligible organization. 

Congregations, churches, and religious organizations which do not have 501(c)(3) public charity status may still qualify as eligible charities. Please contact for more information.
FFTC is prohibited by law from making grants to individuals, except in the case of scholarships or corporate disaster relief and financial hardship programs.

FFTC is also prohibited from making grants or loans to small businesses. All grants must be used for charitable purposes.

Typical funding restrictions include:
- Capital campaign requests
- Debt retirement/deficit funding
- Direct support of individuals (e.g. scholarships, hardship)
- Duplication of existing programs or services by new organizations
- Endowment funds
- Travel and conferences
- Publication of books
- Projects that are typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local government
- Sponsorships or fundraisers

- Projects that promote political or religious views
- Political or lobbying activities

Pre-Application Information:

- Begin Accepting Applications Date: 6/13/2022
- Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 7/08/2022 12:00 PM Noon

Award and decline notifications will be made via e-mail in September.

Applications for this grant program are only accepted online using the Foundation For The Carolinas online grant system.

Organizations may only submit one application/proposal per grant cycle.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To access the online portal:

For questions, please contact:
Alex Wiltberger
Board & Grants Specialist

Foundation For The Carolinas
220 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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USA: North Carolina: Cleveland County

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