2021 Community Grants
Let’s Get Started
Grant applications for the 2021 cycle open on July 29, 2020 and close on August 31, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Applicants will be notified if they have moved forward in the process by early September and site visits are conducted throughout the fall. Grant recipients are announced live via press conference on the first Friday of December and grants are distributed in January.
Step 1: Register for the 2021 Grantseeker Session
To learn more about our grant guidelines, the application process and important deadlines, all interested applicants must register for the Grantseeker Session. The session was conducted virtually on July 28 at 11 a.m. and a recorded version is available for those who were unable to attend the live event. You can request the recorded version by emailing Erin Starnes at email@example.com.
Step 2: Register/Login to our online grant system
First time applicants will be prompted to create an account. If you have applied in the past, use your existing log-in. All Grantseeker participants will receive the link to access our online grant system upon attending the session.
Step 3: Submit a proposal
You may use some of our helpful tools below as you complete your proposal. You do not have to complete your application in one sitting, but final applications must be submitted by the grant deadline to be considered.
Grant recipients must complete final reports that reflect on their progress toward the outcomes targeted in the grant proposal. Through these reports, both Foundation staff and your organization are able to gather valuable feedback and knowledge that can inform future work.
- Submit a six-month report by July 15.
- Submit a final year end report by January 15 of the following year.
- Summer programs can submit just the year end report by August 30, 2021.
If you spent all of your money AND completed all your outcomes when the six month report is due, you may skip that report and submit a final report instead. We understand that COVID-19 may have impacted your ability to complete your outcomes as originally submitted. If you have questions about how to talk about outcomes please contact Rebecca Wallace.
Budgets and outcomes play a large role in the success of your grant application. Check out the tips and resources we’ve provided to help make developing them easier.
A site visit can be one of the most important tools grantmakers use in determining funding decisions. Learn more about how to prepare so your visit complements your proposal and offers a clearer picture of your request.
Curious about what has been funded in the past. Read more about last year’s grantees.