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The Glass Foundation Grants

Grants to Western North Carolina Nonprofits for
Environment, Education, and Historic Preservation

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Glass Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/30/18

Description:

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Grants up to $25,000 and grants up to $50,000 to Western North Carolina nonprofits for programs in the areas of educational and developmental opportunities for children and youth, environmental preservation and education, and preservation of historic sites. Applicants must submit an LOI as the first step in the application process.

The three funding options are as follows:
- Capital Campaigns: Requests up to $100,000
- Construction and Renovation Expenses: Requests up to $50,000
- Program Supplies or Equipment: Requests up to $25,000

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164486

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Capital Campaigns: Requests up to $100,000
- Construction and Renovation Expenses: Requests up to $50,000
- Program Supplies or Equipment: Requests up to $25,000

Term of Contract:

Funding commitments are made on a year to year basis. The Foundation occasionally grants support over several years for large capital campaigns.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply.

Only projects in the Western North Carolina region of the United States are considered. Charlotte and the surrounding counties are not considered Western North Carolina.

Organizations must be located in or serving one or more of these WNC counties:
Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey

Not funded:
- Endowments
- Scholarships
- Loans
- Publicly funded education (except charter schools)
- General operating expenses including:
- Stipends, salaries, travel, room and board
- Rent or lease
- Planning expenses
- Individuals
- Religious organizations
- Political lobbying/campaigns
- Deficit financing

Pre-Application Information:

A Letter of Interest (LOI) is the first step in the application process. All grant applications must be submitted through the online grant application process. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

Deadlines for Applying

- January Meeting deadline is December 15
- May Meeting deadline is April 15
- September Meeting deadline is June 30

If your LOI is approved, you will be notified via email to submit a proposal. If there are questions, you will be contacted via email. Otherwise, the proposal will be reviewed at the next meeting and you will receive notification of decision within two weeks after the meeting.

Once the funding level has been reached, the grant application process will close for that funding year.

FAQ: http://glassfoundation.org/faq.html

More about the Foundation: http://glassfoundation.org/about.html

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/glassfoundation/Common/LogOn.aspx

Glass Foundation, Inc.
Two Town Square Blvd., Suite 310
Asheville, NC 28803

lnolletti@glassfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey counties