Available Grants

We are proud to offer a variety of competitive grantmaking programs. Funding opportunities are available for a wide geographic area and diverse purposes.

Consumer Financial Education Endowment Fund

The Fund was established for “the charitable purpose of administering grants to national, regional and/or local organizations that would use the grants to educate and/or advocate for consumers who, due to their limited educational background and/or modest financial resources, are particularly susceptible to being victimized in consumer transactions.”

This program is not currently accepting applications.

Knight Foundation Fund at CFCV

The Knight Foundation Fund was established at the Community Foundation in 2002 by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Knight Foundation is one of the country’s largest private foundations.

As part of its Community and National Initiatives Strategy, Knight uses endowed Donor Advised Funds at local community foundations to make investments in the 26 communities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight owned newspapers. With more than $841 million invested in community initiatives since its creation in 1950, Knight wants its national network of learning to inspire the actions of residents in each of its communities and help build a better democracy and a successful future.

The Knight Foundation Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc., makes grants totaling some $400,000 annually. Grants made from the Knight Foundation Fund are legally grants from the Community Foundation, which works with Knight to select opportunities to support. 

This is an open application cycle, and Letters of Interest are accepted at any time of the year.

Application Guidelines

West Point Fund

This program is not currently accepting applications.

In 2005, the West Point Fund was created as a Donor Advised Fund at CFCV. We administer the Fund, and all grant requests are reviewed by an independent local Advisory Committee.

Eligibility

Organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may apply for grant support from the WestPoint Fund if they currently serve, or propose to serve, persons or communities in any or all the following areas:

  • Lanett, Opelika and/or Valley, Alabama
  • LaGrange and/or West Point, Georgia

Funding Priorities - NEW FOR 2021

For nearly fifteen years, the WestPoint Fund has invested in projects that serve the communities of LaGrange and WestPoint, Georgia, and Lanett, Opelika and Valley, Alabama. And through these projects, great work has been done to serve countless individuals.
 
The committee recognizes that now more than ever, nonprofits are embracing flexibility and rethinking how they provide services. In light of this shift, the committee, too, has revisited the funding priorities of the WestPoint Fund and considered how its limited funds could best support efforts to serve the community.
 
This year, the WestPoint Fund advisory committee will consider innovative projects that demonstrate creative solutions without duplicating other effective efforts. These projects could be new ideas an organization is looking to test on a small scale or an innovative addition or spin on an existing project in response to changing community needs. 

The committee will not consider requests in which the requested amount is a small percentage of the total project budget. Examples of projects that do not align with the Fund’s priorities are capital campaigns, building campaigns, and requests for general operating expenses such as rent, utilities or increased staff capacity.

Grant Period and Amount

The awards will fund projects that begin on or after February 1 and end by December 31, 2021. Grants will range in size with most grants averaging between $3,000 and $5,000. Because the advisory committee is interested in supporting creative solutions, it recognizes that there may not be other funding available to support such projects. As such, the committee will consider funding 100% of a project, but would like to see an effort by the organization to secure additional funding. 

Time Schedule

Application Due - Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at 5 p.m.
Notification of Applicants - late January 2021
Earliest Project Start Date - February 1, 2021
Latest Project End Date - December 31, 2021

NOTE: The application process is entirely online. Late, incomplete and/or paper applications will not be considered. 

Reporting Requirements

Final reports for awarded projects are due to the Community Foundation 30 days after project ending date and no later than January 31, 2022. 

To be added to the inquiry list, email grants@cfcv.com. For the final report form, please click here.

At the Community Foundation, we administer many different types of funds. Of those, our Discretionary Funds are the most flexible in that our board can use the Funds’ income every year to address needs in the community … both now and 100 years from now.”

– Betsy Covington, CFCV president and CEO

This grant money has helped us afford upgrades that make the library a more comfortable and fun place to be."

– Pepper Grimmet, Manager, Parks Memorial Library, Richland, GA

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