North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) Affiliate Grant

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools,
and Religious Entities for Community Benefit Activities

GrantWatch ID#: 181821
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF)

08/22/17 Noon - For Carteret/Pearl's Pantry, Catawba Valley, Cherokee County, Clay County, Graham County, and Greene County Community Foundation Only

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, units of local government, public schools, and religious entities for community benefit programs and operational support. Funding is intended to meet local needs in a wide range of focus areas, including arts, education, health, basic needs, human services, historical preservation, recreation, youth development, environment, and animal welfare.

North Carolina Community Foundation’s Community Grantmaking Program funds the work of charitable organizations that serve 67 counties within its statewide affiliate network. See the links in Pre-Application Information below to obtain information on the local affiliates associated with the program.

The amounts of grant awards also vary widely across programs.

Grant recipients have one year from the date of the grant to spend funds awarded by NCCF affiliates.

An organization must meet the following criteria in order to apply:

- Organizations must be qualified as tax-exempt public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be classified as a unit of local government (including public schools). An exception is made to include fire and rescue departments.
- If your organization operates as a 501 (c)(3) public charity via a fiscal agent, your application's supporting documentation must include a letter from the fiscal agent organization that verifies the relationship and includes when the relationship was established.
- Faith-based organizations may apply for funding to support social outreach and charitable service programs to benefit the community-at-large, but they may not apply for general operating support.
- Only those organizations that serve the counties within the affiliate network will be considered. If an organization serves multiple counties within our network, that organization may complete a separate application for each of those affiliates.
- Organizations must offer programs and services without discrimination on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.

Applications for specific programs and projects or for general operating support are accepted, unless otherwise specified.

Grants are not awarded for:

- Annual fund or capital campaigns
- Political purposes or lobbying
- Activities that are restricted to members of a particular faith community or promote a specific religious doctrine
- Loans
- Reimbursements (This program does not support reimbursement of costs incurred prior to the deadline for submission of your application. Your request may only include costs that will occur in the future, after the submission deadline of the application.)
- Individuals
- Re-granting by the applicant organization

Prior to completing an application, it is important for interested applicants to learn about the grantmaking of the program to which they are applying. Affiliate boards may also seek applications for certain target areas, for capacity building, for organizations with operating budgets within a specified range, or for other permissions and restrictions. The amounts of grant awards also vary widely across programs. These specifics are accessible on the Foundation website, or you may contact the assigned NCCF staff member for more information.

View all deadlines here in chronological order:

Or, view the list of eligible areas and corresponding deadlines in alphabetical order:

All cycles close at noon on the application due date.

The following Foundation affiliates are accepting applications between July 21 - August 22:

Carteret Community Foundation/Pearl's Pantry
Catawba Valley Community Foundation
Cherokee County Community Foundation
Clay County Community Foundation
Graham County Community Foundation
Greene County Community Foundation


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

To begin the application process, select the county in which your organization is located or that your organization seeks to benefit:
You will be directed to the appropriate application.

Leslie Ann Jackson, Director of Grants and Scholarships
(919) 256-6913

Christopher Fipps, Grants Program Manager
(919) 256-6923

Sybil Bowick, Grants and Scholarships Specialist
(919) 256-6929

To find the contact information for a specific regional office, go to:

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