2018 West Point Fund Grant Application

Below are the Guidelines and Applicant Information Form for the 2018 West Point Fund Grant Application. Each applicant is required to complete the Applicant Information Form below as well as upload a complete Application Packet. Sections A and B of the Application Cover Sheet requests the same information as the Applicant Information Form. Applicants are required to submit the information in both places.

Links to printable documents:

For more information, email kparker@cfcv.com.

Grant Guidelines

Overview

In 2005, the West Point Fund was created as a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. The Community Foundation administers 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 support from the West Point 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

Grant Period and Amount

The awards will fund projects that begin on or after February 1 and end by December 31, 2019.

Grants will range in size between $500 and $25,000, with most grants averaging between $3,000 and $5,000.

Funding Priorities

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 is most likely to make investments in programs and projects that are innovative, transformational and transferrable.

Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit proposals that show clear evidence of support from or collaboration with other funding sources.

Applicant Information Form

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  • Required Materials

  • Please upload your complete application packet, which should include the items listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    •  Application Cover Sheet
    • Narrative Attachment, no more than two pages
    • A complete budget for the project using the required form. Please note any funding sources already obtained.
    • Board list, showing officers, professional titles and telephone numbers
    • Annual Report (if available)
    • Letters of Agreement from collaborating organization(s), if applicable
    • Any other desired support material. Please be selective.
    • IRS letter certifying tax-exempt status, the official document identifying the organization as a unit of state or local government, or an explanation of why your organization is eligible to apply.
    • Annual Financial Statement, Audit, or IRS Form 990 (most recently completed year)
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                      • Submission

                        Submission of this proposal indicates your organization’s permission for CFCV to ask people who are not members of CFCV’s staff to review the proposal and to give advice and information to CFCV about your organization, board, staff, and others with whom you are affiliated. Materials submitted to CFCV as part of the proposal process will be used as CFCV deems appropriate. They are not subject to any right of confidentiality unless specifically agreed to in writing by CFCV.

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