Mini-Grant amounts range from

$2,500 to $5,000.



Mini-Grant Application period is approximately December 1 – February 1. This may vary slightly, from year to year. A summary of Mini-Grant requests will be provided to the Community Foundation’s donor advised fund-holders for their consideration.  Grants can be made at any time after February 15.  While there is no guarantee that Mini-Grant requests will be funded, we do keep these requests available to donors until December 31 for their year-end giving.


We recognize that many small, young organizations need financial help to stabilize and grow. Mini-Grants are outside of our regular grantmaking process. A summary of Mini-Grant requests is provided to the foundation’s Donor-Advised Fundholders for consideration. 

A.     Mini-Grants can be requested for ongoing programming and/or capacity building

B.     Annual organizational budget cannot exceed $350,000

C.     Meeting Impact Criteria is recommended but not required (see Impact Grant criteria)

Mini-Grant Forms

Instructions for using a Fillable PDF: 

1. Open the template and SAVE IT before you begin filling in the form.

2. Complete the form, SAVE IT again with your answers.

3. Submit by email HERE or print the finished form and return to the Foundation. 

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