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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

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The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro was founded on the principle that our community can accomplish more when we work together. The Foundation helps individuals, families, businesses, and organizations achieve their charitable giving and fundholders are actively involved in deciding how gifts are used and grants are made.

In addition, the Foundation makes grants to support some of the community’s most pressing needs from special funds set up to benefit a particular field of interest. The Foundation also plays an important leadership role to address critical issues facing our community.

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Community Grants Program

Community Grants are one-time grants given to help nonprofits meet community needs and opportunities by building their capacity to reach their missions.  Grants usually range in size from a few hundred dollars up to $10,000, and tend to average $3,000-$5,000. Grants are available to nonprofits in the greater Greensboro area. 

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Future Fund

Our Future Fund provides an innovative alternative for those who aren’t ready to establish a Foundation fund of their own. For as little as $50 annually for students and $125 annually for adults, you can pool your resources with others in the community and put your philanthropic dreams into action. 

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Women to Women Fund

Women to Women is Greensboro’s first permanent grantmaking endowment to engage women in impacting the lives of our community’s women and their families. By establishing and growing this permanent funding resource, we will together ensure that Greensboro recognizes and addresses women’s issue now and into the future. 

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Building Stronger Neighborhoods

The Building Stronger Neighborhoods program, through neighborhood development and grantmaking, supports Greensboro neighborhoods as they mobilize assets to enhance community quality of life. BSN is supported by the Building Stronger Neighborhoods Coalition: Cemala Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Cone Health Foundation, Greensboro Public Library, and Weaver Foundation. 

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Teen Grantmaking Council

With support from local and national funders and consultants, the Community Foundation engages youth in philanthropy, as grantmakers, grantseekers, and participants in youth-led projects. Applications for funding are available in mid-October. Applications for membership on the council are available in March.

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Improving Lives by Investing in Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro believes philanthropy can play an important role in improving the quality of life by helping to build an inclusive, caring, and vibrant community. Through donor gifts that are unrestricted or targeted to a specific field of interest, The Community Foundation is able to support grants to dozens of community organizations and initiatives each year that are helping us all make a difference.