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.

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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