Available Grants

We are proud to offer a variety of competitive grantmaking programs. Between our discretionary grantmaking opportunities, the WestPoint Fund and the Knight Foundation Fund, funding opportunities are available for a wide geographic area and diverse purposes.

CFCV Grantmaking Information Session

Please join us Monday, October 15 from 11a.m. - noon in the Columbus Public Library Auditorium for an information session on CFCV Grantmaking Programs. We'll share details on all our grantmaking programs and have plenty of time for Q&As!

Discretionary Grant

CFCV is proud to hold and administer the following discretionary grantmaking Funds to help meet needs in the Chattahoochee Valley:

  • The Community Endowment Fund
  • The Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund
  • The Chattahoochee Valley Fair Fund

During 2018, the Community Foundation will make awards from its Community Endowment Fund and Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund (a named sub-Fund of the Community Endowment Fund).

This year’s Discretionary Grant awards will fund projects that begin on or after January 1, 2019, and end by December 31, 2019. The Community Foundation has committed up to $80,000 in unrestricted grant funds available for Discretionary Grants. Grants awarded will range in size from $2,500 to $10,000 for applications from individual organizations. Collaborative efforts may apply for up to $10,000 in funding per participating organization, with a max request of up to $80,000.

Applications Due: Friday, November 2, 2018, 5 p.m. (Applications submitted after that time will not be considered.)

Guidelines and Submission Form

Innovation Grant

CFCV is proud to hold and administer the following discretionary grantmaking Funds to help meet needs in the Chattahoochee Valley:

  • The Community Endowment Fund
  • The Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund
  • The Chattahoochee Valley Fair Fund 

During 2018, the Community Foundation will make awards from its Community Endowment Fund and Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund (a named sub-Fund of the Community Endowment).

This year’s Innovation Grant awards will fund projects that begin on or after January 1, 2019, and end by December 31, 2019. The Community Foundation has committed up to $20,000 in unrestricted grant funds for Innovation Grants. Grants awarded will range in size from $1,000 to $2,500.

Applications Due: Friday, November 2, 2018, 5 p.m. (Applications submitted after that time will not be considered.)

Guidelines and Submission Form

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.”

Letters of interest are currently being accepted through Friday, October 19 at 5 p.m. (Letters of interest submitted after that time will not be considered.)

Guidelines and Submission Form

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

 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. The West Point Fund makes grants to promote innovative approaches to education and community building, specifically to support, encourage, initiate and sustain programs to achieve a lasting beneficial impact. The fund supports work in Lanett, Opelika and/or Valley, Alabama, LaGrange and/or West Point, Georgia. To be added to the inquiry list, email grants@cfcv.com.

This grantmaking program is not currently accepting applications. Applications are usually available during the last quarter of each calendar year.

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

Check out our FAQs page to find answers to commonly asked grant questions.

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