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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC)

Deadline Date:

06/01/20 4:00 PM Receipt - Electronic and facsimile submissions are acceptable but the foundation must receive an original signed copy of the application form within 48 hours of the deadline.

Description:

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Grants typically ranging from $500 to $2,000 to Greene County, Pennsylvania nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and other publicly supported organizations for programs and projects to benefit residents and improve the local quality of life.

    Focus

    Recognizing that community life can be enhanced or improved in many different ways, CFGC supports projects and programs that improve the quality of life in Greene County, PA through:

    • 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

    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. Community Grants from the Field of Interest Funds must meet the intended purpose of the specific fund. Please review the list of Field of Interest Funds for more information: http://www.cfgcpa.org/types-of-funds/

    Cindy’s Wind Fund Grants

    Cindy’s Wind Fund Grants are awarded during the Community Grant cycles. Cindy’s Wind Fund awards 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.

    Consideration

    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

    Number of Grants:

    Cindy’s Wind Fund awards two grants – one award in each Community Grant Cycle.

    Estimated Size of Grant:

    - Community Grants range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $2,000. Typical grants do not exceed $2,000.
    - Cindy’s Wind Fund awards two $500 grants.

    Additional Eligibility Criteria:

    Eligible Applicants: 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. The Foundation is 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:

    The CFGC Board of Directors acts on Community Grant applications in July and November. To be eligible for consideration, a complete application must be received by the Foundation on or before June 1st or October 1st. Please submit applications well before funding is needed. (For example, if you have a program beginning in the summer, submit an application before the October deadline.) Requests to fund projects that begin, or are completed, prior to the grant application deadline will not receive full consideration.

    Proposal Deadline: All grant applications must be received by 4:00 pm on the due date for the specific grant period. Electronic and facsimile submissions area acceptable (but the foundation must receive an original signed copy of the application form within 48 hours of the deadline.)

    For faxed applications, the fax goes directly to a computer - please email or call to make sure the Foundation knows it has arrived.

    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.

    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.

    Application guidelines: http://www.cfgcpa.org/guidelines/
    About CFGC Grants: http://www.cfgcpa.org/about-cfgc-grants/
    Application information: http://www.cfgcpa.org/apply-for-a-grant/

    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
    - E-mail: cfgcpa@gmail.com (CFGC must receive an original signed Application Form within 48 hours of the deadline.)
    - Fax: 724-627-2011 (CFGC must receive an original signed Application form within 48 hours of the deadline.)
    - Hand-deliver: 108 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA (must be received by 4:00 pm on the deadline date.)

    The Community Foundation of Greene County
    108 East High Street
    Waynesburg, PA 15370
    Phone: 724-627-2010

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