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.

Community Impact Grant

During 2019, the Community Foundation will make awards from its Chattahoochee Valley Fair Fund and Community Endowment Fund, including named sub-fund the Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund.

This year, the Community Foundation will consider applications for projects that align with one or more of the following three action areas outlined in Columbus 2025's strategic community and economic development plan (columbusga2025.com). These three action areas include: An Enterprising Culture; Talented, Educated People; and Vibrant and Connected Places.

This grant program is not currently accepting applications.

Innovation Grant

During 2019, the Community Foundation will make awards from its Chattahoochee Valley Fair Fund and Community Endowment Fund, including named sub-fund the Moselle W. and H. Quigg Fletcher, Jr., Endowment Fund.

This year, the Community Foundation will consider applications for projects that demonstrate creative solutions without duplicating other effective efforts.

This grant program is not currently accepting applications.

 

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 currently closed. Please check back again in fall 2020.

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.

For the final report form, please click here.

This grant program is not currently accepting applications.

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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