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Community Grants Program (CGP)

Grants to Greensboro Area, North Carolina Nonprofits for
Capacity Building Activities and Community Benefit Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

08/10/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Greensboro, North Carolina for capacity building initiatives and special projects. While the focus of this grant is capacity building, other projects may be considered in the areas of education, arts and humanities, environment, housing, and building social capital and civic engagement.

Community Grants are one-time grants that will support activities based on what different organizations need to more effectively reach their missions. For example:

- One organization might request dollars for a training program for staff or the board;
- Another organization’s needs might generate a grant request for strategic planning;
- Two or more nonprofits might request funds jointly to support a restructuring effort to strategically align services or administrative functions; and
- Other nonprofits might seek support for evaluating a program and assessing future options.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181378

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants usually range in size from a few hundred dollars up to $10,000, and tend to average $3,000-$5,000. Requests may not exceed $10,000 and cannot be used for expenses already incurred.

Term of Contract:

Typically, multi-year grant applications are not considered in this grant program.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in or serving the greater Greensboro area.
- Public schools or other public agencies will typically not receive grants through this program, although they may be involved as partners in funded efforts.
- Grants are not awarded to individuals.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Community Grants Program Grantseeker Information Sessions will be held from 9:00-10:30 AM on January 26. For questions, please contact Connie Leeper.

Pre-Application Information:

In 2018, two application cycles are offered with deadlines on February 28th and August 10th. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on the deadline date. Applications are reviewed by the foundation's Grants Committee and generally, decisions are made within eight weeks.

Applicants are encouraged to consult the abundant literature on capacity building efforts for nonprofits to help in their design of a grant request. The Greensboro Public Library’s Nonprofit Resource Center and the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium are valuable resources for this.

The Greensboro Public Library’s Nonprofit Resource Center:

The Guilford Nonprofit Consortium

Application information for new users:

Tutorial for new applicants:

Contact Information:

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

Registration for information sessions:

Online application:

Kevin Lundy, Director, Grants & Scholarships
336.379.9100 x 124

Connie Leeper, Grants & Scholarships Coordinator
336.379.9100 ext 130

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
330 S Greene St, Ste 100
Greensboro, NC 27401

Fax: 336.378.0725

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Greensboro