2018 Grantmaking Changes

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the foundation still making general grants or only impact grants and mini-grants?

General grants and impact grants are now combined as one grant. All general grants must meet impact criteria and go through our regular grantmaking process with our committee. Mini-grant applications are forwarded to our donor advised fundholders.

We can show that our regular programs make a big impact for the people we serve. Can we apply for an Impact Grant?

No, our Community Foundation assumes your regular programs are making a big impact in the lives of the people you serve – otherwise you wouldn’t be providing those programs. We are interested in helping you “move the needle” and reach your strategic goals, not just meet your operating budget.  You can review a list of Impact Grant criteria here.

Should we submit a Preliminary Application by February 1 in order to be considered for funding in 2018?

Yes.

Can an agency apply for more than one grant?

Yes, but only one per category.

Is the Youth Action Committee (YAC) application affected by the new guidelines?

No, YAC grants are outside our regular grantmaking process. Agencies may submit a YAC grant application (due February 1) AND a preliminary application (due February 1) for an Impact Grant, Mini-Grant, or Capacity Building Grant.

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