Chester County Community Foundation
Let Your Legacy Make a Difference
Program/Operating grant proposals or
FOR GRANT SEEKERS
APPLY: To apply for a program or operating grant from the Community Foundation and its family of funds, review the guidelines, complete this application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email submissions preferred.
BACKGROUND: The Community Foundation holds in trust over 365 charitable funds for individuals, families, corporations and nonprofits. Nonprofits are urged to submit one grant proposal annually. It will be shared with the Grants Committee overall, as well as made available to each of our separate donor advised funds.
Over 95% of the Community Foundations grants are made through the generosity of each of our donor advised funds. Our donors may choose to fund any of the proposed grant requests. Funding is more of an art than a science, depending on the donor's interests and priorities. While most of our grants are for general operating support, a donor tends to feel ‘connected’ through particular initiatives or programs of the nonprofit.
Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Download our grant application, fill it out, and e-mail it to email@example.com.
A proposal is considered “complete” when the Chester County Community Foundation has received the Grant Proposal Summary Sheet, Grant Proposal Narrative, and Attachments. (Attachments may be mailed if they are not easy to e-mail.) The Community Foundation also accepts the Delaware Valley Grantmakers Common Grant Application Form found at www.dvg.org.
All grant applicants must be charitable, tax exempt organizations with 501(c) (3) certification.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 696-8211.
Proposals submitted by Chester County nonprofits will be considered for 2
types of grants:
FOR GRANT MAKERS
CCCF Donor advised funds & FIELD OF INTEREST FUNDS
Make a grant from your CCCF Fund by downloading, filling out and returning our Grant Distribution Request Form.
Read our due diligence guide to help you make informed grant decisions.
PRIVATE & CORPORATE FOUNDATIONS
Also, when private foundations or trusts seek administrative, due diligence, filing, and/or investment services, the Community Foundation can serve as a conversion foundation or provide separately managed services.Another excellent source for grant information is Delaware Valley Grantmakers www.dvg.org.
Upcoming Fund Activities and Events
It is easier than you think!
A tax-deductible fund or foundation can be established in a single meeting.