Grants of up to $12,500 to North Carolina nonprofit, educational, religious, and governmental organizations and agencies for projects that serve communities in eligible regions. Funding is for capital campaigns, operating expenses, and programmatic needs. Priority is given to projects and programs that provide the greatest benefit to local citizens. Applicants must serve the Cashiers community.
The Cashiers Community Fund seeks to improve the quality of life in Cashiers by supporting projects that benefit the community and its residents.
- Grants may be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3), governmental, educational, and religious organizations serving Cashiers with a documented history of substantial work in Cashiers that pre-dates the application.
- An eligible organization may only submit one application per year.
Grants generally do not support: annual giving campaigns, scholarships, sectarian religious purposes, partisan political purposes, endowment funds, deficit funding or debt retirement, festivals or one-time events such as exhibits, performances or fundraisers, private primary and secondary schools (except for projects or programs that are not directed toward the school's students or staff and that directly address community needs) and private clubs, or activities taking place or expenses incurred before grant decisions are made.
The grant application deadline is 5 p.m. on the first Friday in July.
If an organization other than the applicant will benefit from the grant, then the applicant should include a letter of endorsement from that organization.
Funding decisions will be completed, grant awards announced, and funds distributed by the end of August. Use of grant funds may begin on or after September 1.