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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribal Governments
for Programs that Address Community Needs in Eligible Regions

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Cumberland Community Foundation

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribal governments for programs that address community needs in eligible regions. Focus areas include the environment, the arts, seniors, health, quality of life for low-income families, and women and girls. Eligible programs are those that benefit residents of Cumberland County.

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¬†

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173678

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 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.

Community grants are not awarded for the following purposes:
- For re-granting purposes
- To sponsor an event or purchase tickets or tables
- For grants to individuals
- To cover deficit budgets
- For projects promoting political views
- For scholarships
- To support individual faith organizations (Note: This restriction applies only to Community Grants from unrestricted and field-of-interest endowments. Donors frequently support their churches, synagogues, or temples through their own donor advised funds and designated endowment funds.)
- To organizations that did not comply with recent grant agreements, failed to acknowledge their previous grants properly, or have outstanding reports due to Cumberland Community Foundation.

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.

Sessions will be held on Zoom.

Registration is required. Register for one of the dates at the corresponding link below.

- Tuesday, March 2nd at 12:00 pm
- Thursday, March 4th at 9:00 am
- Thursday, March 10th at 4:00 pm

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Pre-Application Information:

- March 2nd, 4th and 10th - Grant seeker information meetings (see above for details)
- March 15, 2021 - Applications available online
- May 3, 2021 - Application deadline
- July 1, 2021 - Funds available

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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

Cumberland Community Foundation
P.O. Box 2345
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 483-4449
Fax: (910) 483-2905

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