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Community Grants

Grants to Cumberland County, North Carolina Nonprofits and
Agencies for Community Projects and Organizational Support

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Cumberland Community Foundation

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/11/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to Cumberland County, North Carolina nonprofit organizations and local units of government for programs that benefit communities and improve the local quality of life for residents. In addition to program support, funding is available for nonprofit endowment building and other organizational strengthening, capacity building, and training opportunities.

Grants are available from Field-of Interest Endowment Funds for:

- Healthy Community
- Education
- Arts
- Seniors
- Environment
- Women and Girls
- Quality of Life
- Innovative Projects for Community Progress

Grants are available from Unrestricted Endowment Funds for:

- Programs that will improve the quality of life in Cumberland County, NC
- Community-wide initiatives
- Projects that will leverage community resources for long term impact
- Innovative projects that will address community needs with long term solutions

For more information on the above focus areas, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Community Grants fall into six strategic impact areas. Other applications will also be considered. The six impact areas are:

- Growing Philanthropy and Local Giving
- Growing Sustainable Support for Local Nonprofit Organizations
- Increasing College Access and Affordability
- Improving Education Outcomes
- Strengthening Local Nonprofit Organizations
- Improving Quality of Life for All

For more information on Grant Impact Areas, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173678

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations:

- Organizations must be located and provide services in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
- Organizations must qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a qualified unit of government which includes Native American tribal governments.
- Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious beliefs.
- Priority will go to 501(c)3 charitable organizations with governing boards located in Cumberland County, NC that are managed according to the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence published by the NC Center for Nonprofits.

Not Eligible for Community Grants:

- Organizations for re-granting purposes
- Event sponsorship
- Grants to individuals
- Deficit budgets
- Projects promoting political views
- Scholarships (Check the scholarship program page of CCF)
- Faith organizations (This restriction applies only to Community Grants from unrestricted and field-of-interest endowments. Donors often support their churches or temples through their donor advised funds and designated endowment funds.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

This meeting is designed to help nonprofit organizations learn about funding opportunities, eligibility, and application guidelines. The meeting includes a demonstration of the online grant application. Organizations are not required to attend; however, attendance is recommended.

All sessions are held at CCF, 308 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC.
(Parking and entrance are in the back.)

Registration is required.

Select a day and time that work for your schedule through tje calendar of events page ( and register by clicking on the event in the calendar.

- Monday, June 24th 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Wednesday, June 26th 4:00pm-5:00pm
- Friday, June 28th 9:00am-10:00am
- Tuesday, July 9th 9:00am -10:00am
- Thursday, July 11th 12:00pm-1:00pm
- Tuesday, July 16th 4:00pm-5:00pm

Pre-Application Information:


- June 18, 2019- Application available online
- June 21, 2019- July 19, 2019- Grantseeker information meetings (see below for details)
- August 11, 2019- Application deadline (11:59 pm)
- August - October- Grant committees meet and conduct site visits
- November 2019- Funds available

Preview Sample Application:

Foundant Log On Instructions video:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Amanda Klinck
910-483-4449 ext. 102

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Cumberland County