Types of Grants
The Community Foundation of Greene County (CFGC) offers several types of grants that support charitable nonprofit organizations, public and private educational institutions, religious organizations, and governmental agencies/entities. In all cases, CFGC, conducts research and maintains files about each nonprofit’s organizational, financial and governance status. All grant monies must be used for the purpose for which the donor intended and for which the grant was made.
These grants are “designated” by the donor who has established an endowed fund to provide a specific nonprofit organization with support. A portion of the income from the investments is distributed to the designated nonprofit on an annual basis. The donor may or may not specify a purpose for the funds to be used by the nonprofit. CFGC notifies the organization when their distribution is available. There is no application process.
Donor Advised Grants
Grants from donor advised funds are awarded to one or more charitable nonprofit organizations based upon the donors’ recommendations. Some donors have specific organizations and causes they choose to support on a regular basis.
Others may welcome suggestions by CFGC based on needs in the community. CFGC will request a proposal from a nonprofit for which a grant has been recommended prior to a grant distribution. The nonprofit must submit a report following the expenditure of the grant monies.
Community grants are awarded as part of a competitive application process, currently held twice a year. Funds for these grants come from the combination of income of the Field of Interest Funds and from the income of Discretionary Funds as determined annually by the CFGC Board of Directors. The eligibility criteria and application process are announced under the guidelines section.
Grants for the Cindy’s Wind Fund are accepted using the Community Grant application form and are due during the same grant cycles. However, Cindy’s Wind Fund grants will not exceed $500.
Public School Grants
Grants for public schools from (the EITC Educational Improvement Fund or the Weekend Food Program Fund) are awarded according to the criteria of the particular fund, established by the donor or organization. The eligibility criteria and application process are announced under the guidelines section. The process may be a competitive or noncompetitive basis.
Grant Cycles and Due Dates
The Foundation follows a quarterly grant-making schedule with the following deadlines for applications (or next business day if deadline falls on a weekend or holiday):
Quarter 1 (January – March)
February 28 – Designated Agency Funds
Quarter 2 (April – June)
April 1 – Endowed High School/College Scholarship Funds
June 1 – Community Grants Summer Round grant applications (for projects beginning after August 1)
June 1 – Cindy’s Wind Fund grant applications
June 20 – EITC Educational Improvement (Public School grants)
Quarter 3 (July – September)
August 20 – EITC Pre-K Scholarships (full year)
August 20 – EITC K-12 Scholarships (full year)
Quarter 4 (October – December)
October 1 – Community Grants Fall Round applications for projects beginning after December 1
October 1 – Cindy’s Wind Fund grant applications
Note: Requests should be received by the 10th of February, April, June, August, October and December for consideration by the Grantmaking Committee and CFGC Board at their bi-monthly meetings.
Stealth Scholarship (for non-traditional students)
CONSOL Energy Excellence in Education Grants (for public schools)
Donor Advised Funds – As recommended by the donor advisor(s)