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

Mini-Grant Timeline

  • December 1, 2018: Mini-grant application available, Request for Proposals on website and emailed to agencies 

  • February 4, 2019, 5:00 p.m.Mini-grant application due

  • February 13, 2019: Community Foundation provides a summary of Mini-Grant requests to the foundation’s Donor Advised Fundholders for consideration.  

  •       June 15, 2019: Donors are asked to make their decisions.

Mini-Grant Forms

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. Donors are asked to make their decisions by June 15.


  • Mini Grants can be requested for existing, ongoing programming and/or capacity building

  • Meeting the criteria for an Impact Grant is recommended but not required

Annual organizational budget cannot exceed $350,000.

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