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The Cole (Richmond County) Foundation Grant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits for Education, Human
Services, Recreation, and Arts in Richmond County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Foundation For The Carolinas - The Cole (Richmond County) Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/22/19 12:00 PM (Noon) EST


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and congregations for programs that benefit residents of Richmond County. Programs must focus on the areas of arts and culture, economic development, education (K-12 and post-secondary), recreation, and human services.

Funding may be requested for program support and capital projects, as outlined below:

Program Grants
Priority will be given to local proposals that evidence volunteer leadership and/or grassroots participation and financial support. Projects will be evaluated on the basis of:

(1) Feasibility in terms of leadership and plan,
(2) Significance in terms of the importance of the issue being addressed, and
(3) The project’s potential for success.

Capital Grants for Land, Buildings, and Equipment
Priority will be given to proposals that demonstrate an organizational commitment in terms of leadership, financial support, and other resources. Priority will be given to “challenge grants” whereby other donors make matching gifts.

A Note About Future Funding
A project or program must have potential continuity through other funding sources in future years.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161995

Term of Contract:

Grants are one year in duration.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants must be awarded to eligible organizations including 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions for projects that will serve the residents of Richmond County, NC. 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.

The applicant may be an existing organization, a coalition of organizations, or a new organization. If the organization has been in existence past the seed stage, the proposal must be outside the realm of possible inclusion in the regular ongoing operating budget.

The following areas do not fall within The Cole Foundation’s current funding priorities:

- Ongoing operating budgets
- Endowment Funds
- Grants individuals (e.g. scholarships, hardship)
- Publication of books
- Conferences

Pre-Application Information:

Please note that the online grant application system closes promptly at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 and will not accept late submissions. Award notifications will be made in late March.

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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.

Click here to apply online:

Brian Collier, Executive Vice President

Katie Russell

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

Funding or Pin Number:

Fund ID 0998

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Richmond County