Who May Apply
A nonprofit organization that has qualified for tax exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code or a public governmental unit.
The applicant must be based in Guilford County or requesting funds for a project in Guilford County.
What We Fund
Grants are limited to projects that benefit the residents of Guilford County, North Carolina.
Grants are awarded for new initiatives, expansions of current programs and activities, capital improvements, special projects and other operating needs.
Normally, grants are made for one year only; however, multi-year grants will be considered.
Normally, the Foundation does not support campaigns to raise or increase the size of endowments or annual fund solicitations.
When We Award Grants
The Foundation Board of Directors normally meets three times annually to consider applications for grants. However, meetings are scheduled one at a time. Please check the home page of our website for the next deadline.
|Register your organization by selecting a username and password.|
|Complete the application using the online application form on this website. Download a Sample Application.|
|Note: You may visit the Foundation's website as many times as necessary to change or complete the application form.|
|Upload the requested attachments (such as financial information). Short filenames, please!|
|Click on SUBMIT to transmit the application.|
|Note: After you click on the submit button you will not be able to make changes to the application.|
Prior to submitting an application for a grant, applicants may discuss their proposal with the Foundation's staff either by email, telephone or in person.
After receipt of the application for grant, Foundation staff may request additional information or schedule a site visit.
When applications have been approved by the Foundation Board, grantees will receive a letter and also a Grant Agreement stating any conditions the Board has specified. Payment of the grant award will be made after this Grant Agreement has been signed by the organization CEO and returned to the Foundation office.
Follow Up: Project Reports
Grant recipients are expected to make annual reports on their projects until the funds are spent in full. Note: Project reports must include an accounting of expenses and any additional revenue sources.
To submit a Project Report:
|1. Download the Project Report Form.|
|2. Complete the form, saving it in your own files.|
|3. Sign in, using the username and password you used in submitting the project application.|
|4. On the "Organization Log-In" page, look for the link to Upload Report and follow the instructions from there.|