Thanks to your donations to the CommonWealth Fund, the Community Foundation of Morgan County is able to make grants that help our community grow stronger, be more sustainable and continue to be vibrant. Through competitive grants, we strive to partner with strong community organizations and help leverage resources to create lasting impact. The foundation aims to support creative approaches to community needs and problems by making grants which will benefit a wide range of people.
In 2015, the CFMC distributed $25,981.62 in grants to local,
community based non-profit organizations.
Funds granted out by the Community Foundation of Morgan County have historically hovered around the $30,000 mark, but thanks to the generosity of the Lilly Endowment and many other donors, grants in 2016 will skyrocket to $125,000 in potential grant funds – more than the total funds granted out since 2012. Nearly $100,000 will be specifically dedicated to larger impact grants, while one-time capacity grants will be allocated on a rolling basis.
The Community Foundation of Morgan County, Inc. welcomes grant applications from non-profit organizations or groups serving Morgan County residents. We do approve grant applications from organizations whose headquarters are located outside the county if a significant number of persons who will be served reside in Morgan County. We do not award grants to individuals. Please attend one of our grant seminars to learn how you can partner with a local organization.
2016 CFMC Impact Grants
The CFMC awarded $100,063 in impact grants to area non-profit organizations this year. This year the CFMC had significantly more funds available to use towards grants that will impact our community thanks to the generosity of our donors and the Lilly Endowment GIFT VI Program. 22 local non-profits submitted outstanding grant proposals totaling more than $300,000. We granted $100,063 in grants to ten of these organizations, which will allow these organizations to offer innovative programming that will greatly impact our community.
The CFMC Impact Grants application period began on August 15th, and applications were due September 15th, 2016. The grant cycle runs from October 15, 2016 through July 15, 2017, during which time the organizations implement their projects.
To learn more please read the news release.
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