Mini-Grant amounts range from $2,500 to $5,000.

Mini-Grant Timeline

  • December 1, 2017: Mini-grant application available, RFPs on website and emailed to agencies 

  • February 1, 2018: Mini-grant application due

  • February 13, 2018: Community Foundation sends donors a spreadsheet with a summary of all Mini-Grant applications

Mini-Grant Forms

The Community Foundation recognizes 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.  Donors are asked to make their decisions by June 15.


  • Can be requested for existing, ongoing programming and/or capacity building
  • Meeting Impact Criteria is recommended but not required (see criteria above)
Annual organizational budget cannot exceed $350,000.
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