Below are the Guidelines and Applicant Information Form for the 2018 Discretionary Grant Application. Each applicant is required to complete the Applicant Information Form below as well as upload a complete Application Packet. Section A of the Application Cover Sheet requests the same information as the Applicant Information Form. Applicants are required to submit the information in both places.
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The Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. was formed in 1998 as a philanthropic resource for the people and charitable organizations of our area and currently holds assets of more than $170 million in nearly 300 different Funds. Our mission is to enable and promote philanthropy that fosters, facilitates and inspires a vibrant and engaged Chattahoochee Valley.
Funds may be contributed to the Community Foundation from individuals and organizations for unrestricted use or for designated charitable purposes. The Community Foundation’s ability to respond to community needs is directly tied to the growth of the charitable assets under its control.
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). The following guidelines describe how organizations can submit funding proposals to the Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation will accept Discretionary Grant Applications from organizations that meet either of the following criteria:
This year’s 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. 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.
In addition, 50% of all funds awarded by the Community Foundation must be matched with cash or in-kind donations. (For example, a $2,500 grant must be matched with at least $1,250 from an additional source or sources.) Although in-kind contributions may be counted as part of a match, volunteer hours may not be included in the project budget or counted as part of a match.
The Community Foundation will consider proposals that align with one or more of the follow three action areas outlined in Columbus 2025’s strategic community and economic development plan (columbusga2025.com). These three action areas include:
The Community Foundation will make investments in programs and projects that demonstrate:
Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate:
Activities not eligible for funding include: