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.

The 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. 

Application Guidelines

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

The 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, contact our office.

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

Discretionary Grantmaking Programs

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

These grantmaking Funds are not currently accepting applications.

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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