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Grants to Greene County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits
and Agencies to Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 Hand-Delivered by 4:00 PM or Emailed/Faxed within 48 Hours of the Deadline


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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Greene County, Pennsylvania nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, governmental agencies, and other publicly supported organizations for programs and projects to benefit residents and improve the local quality of life.

Funding areas include:

- Animal welfare, agricultural, horticultural, environmental protection and/or beautification
- Arts, culture and humanities
- Community and economic development for public and societal benefit
- Education and literacy
- Health, fitness and safety
- Human needs

Community Grants are awarded from the Field of Interest Funds and other funds set aside by the CFGC Board of Directors from various discretionary funds, including, but not limited to, The Good For Greene Fund and The Francis “Bob” Bradford Fund. Community Grants from the Field of Interest Funds must meet the intended purpose of the specific fund.

Cindy’s Wind Fund grants are also awarded during the Community Grant cycles, awarding two $500 grants (one award in each Community Grant Cycle). The Cindy’s Wind Fund seeks proposals for projects that aim to help women and girls fulfill their full potential, which may include activities such as information programs, direct service programs, special activities, and more.

Organizations may submit one application for consideration under the Community Grants program. If the application is selected for a grant award, the CFGC Grantmaking Committee will determine which Fund or Funds will make up that grant.

The Foundation will give preference to proposals which:

- Have identifiable and measurable impact upon the Greene County community
- Promote cooperation among existing agencies
- Avoid program duplication
- Improve upon the effectiveness of existing organizations
- Incorporate preventive and/or curative approaches to addressing significant community problems
- Have multiple funding sources and can leverage other financial sources
- Utilize volunteers effectively

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158818

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Grants range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $5,000. On average, typical grants do not exceed $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants must be nonprofit, charitable (recognized as Exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code), tax-exempt organizations whose purposes and programs benefit Greene County residents.

Eligible applicants also include: schools, churches, support organizations to schools, governmental units, and other publicly supported organizations.

Community Grants are only made to faith-based and religious organizations for projects which serve broad and non-sectarian purposes, regardless of the faith of those they serve. Examples include: churches, synagogues, or other religious organizations that have food or clothing pantries for the poor or support work among the poor; hospitals or colleges serving broad areas such as health care and education. We are public and non-sectarian in our structure and governance and primarily support organizations that are not affiliated with a particular religious faith or denomination.

Applications are not accepted for:

- Annual campaigns or endowments
- Fundraising events or activities
- Routine operating expenses (i.e., salaries, rent, and/or utilities)
- Political purposes
- Loans
- Individuals or for the benefit of an individual

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due by 4:00 PM on June 1 or October 1, 2018.

For emailed applications, CFGC must receive an Application Form within 48 hours of the deadline. Please save your documents as Adobe pdf files which will ensure that your formatting and pages do not change. CFGC will not be responsible for emailed files that exceed page limits.

For faxed applications, the fax goes directly to a computer - please email or call to make sure the Foundation knows it has arrived. CFGC must receive an Application form within 48 hours of the deadline.

Hand-delivered applications must be received by 4:00 PM on the deadline date. The Foundation's office is not staffed full-time so you should call ahead to make sure someone will be there to receive it. Mail slot entries will not be accepted after 4:00 PM on the deadline date.

The CFGC Board of Directors acts on Community Grant applications in July and November.

Application guidelines:

Contact Information:

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

Submission Methods:

Postal Mail: CFGC, PO Box 768, Waynesburg, PA 15370


Fax: 724-627-2011

Hand-deliver: 108 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA

For more information, contact the CFGC office at 724-627-2010, or send an email to the email address listed above.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Greene County