Community Foundation of Coffee County Grant Program
Nonprofit organizations in Coffee County and the immediate surrounding area are eligible to apply for grants from the CFCC Community Grant Program.
The Community Foundation of Coffee County encourages organizations to use this grant in applying for matching funds to maximize the funding potential.
Grants will be made only to organizations for projects in Coffee County, and the immediate surrounding area.
Maximum Grant Size
This Fall 2020 CFCC will award one or two significant grants, rather than several smaller grants, and a total of $10,000 is available.
Frequency an Organization can Apply
The Community Foundation of Coffee County Community Grant Program will only consider one proposal from any one nonprofit during a twelve-month period.
Grant Award Schedule
After the application deadline, CFCG staff and the Community Foundation of Coffee County Board of Directors will perform due diligence on all grant applications. The due diligence process may include a conversation with the grant contact to gather further information that can help the Board of Directors make their decisions. The Community Foundation of Coffee County Board of Directors will propose grants to the CFCG Board of Directors for final approval. Community Grant applicants are notified in writing, typically within three months of the application deadline.
How To Apply
You will need a User ID and Password to access the application. Click here to register. Please note that it will take at least one business day to process a new registration for the Web Portal; do not wait until the week of the deadline to register. Once your registration is processed, complete the CFCC Community Grant Program’s application. You will be required to upload the following documents as PDF files:
Project Budget Summary – should include all revenue sources (requested, pending, and received) and expenses for the specific project.
Board Authorization Letter – should be a statement from the organization’s Board of Directors authorizing the request and agreeing to complete the project if funded.
Board of Directors/Trustees List – should include directors’/trustees’ individual terms of office and their individual percentage of participation in the organization’s Board meetings.
Organization’s Current Annual Operating Budget – should be a report of the organization’s planned budget indicating projected revenue and expenses for the current fiscal year.
Current IRS Determination Letter – should indicate 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. If no designation, a statement detailing the status of an application with the Federal Government or future application plans may be submitted, along with a statement of charitable purpose.
If funded, the recipient organization is required to submit a final report to CFCC detailing expenditures made with the grant funds within sixty days after depletion of the grant funds, prior to submitting a new grant application, or no later than one year from the deadline date of the cycle in which you applied for your grant, whichever is earliest.Coffee County Final Report
How to talk about your grant
Here are a few important communication guidelines for your Community Foundation of Coffee County funded project.
Terminology: In all materials, describe your funding as a Community Grant from the Community Foundation of Coffee County.
News Releases: Promote your project with a news release to the local media. If you’re inviting the media out to cover your project or event, please invite us too by sending the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also like to share your news releases with our contacts, please include email@example.com as a release contact.
Social Media: Spread the word about your project through social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. You can find the Community Foundation of Coffee County on Facebook. We encourage you to tag us in your posts.
Logo: You are welcome and encouraged to use the Community Foundation of Coffee County logo on any collateral materials about your project, including websites, email blasts, brochures, and posters. You can download our logo by clicking here. A copy of any materials created should be submitted with your final report.
How these grants are made possible
These grants are made possible by the unrestricted fund of the Community Foundation of Coffee County.
Previous Grant Recipients
2017 CFCC Community Grant Recipients
Hope Outreach Ministries for Outdoor Recreation Upgrades
Mary Hayes Center for Social Change for the After School Program
LIA Foundation for LIA’s Pantry and Backpack for Kids Feeding Program
2018 CFCC Community Grant Recipients
Called to Care
Coffee Alliance for the Arts
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
2019 CFCC Community Grant Recipients
Called to Care
Coffee Alliance for the Arts
Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Coffee County
Boys & Girls Club of Coffee County Region, Inc.
Wiregrass Technical College Foundation