Unrestricted Grants for Nonprofits
Unrestricted Grants for Nonprofits in the United States
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Montgomery County Community Foundation
NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competitive, unrestricted grant cycles #2 and #3 are now combined.
To apply, you must first schedule an appointment to talk with MCCF staff about your intended proposal. This step is required of first time applicants and recommended to all others. You may then fill out the desired online application. Applications are due at the "full proposal" deadlines above.
The Montgomery County Community Foundation (MCCF) builds bridges to support the future of Montgomery County.
Each year through our unrestricted and field of interest funds, we are able to make grants available through this competitive grant cycle.
Grantmaking Areas of Interest
- Art & Culture
- Community Development
- Human Services
Unrestricted Grant Cycle #2
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the competitive, unrestricted grant cycles #2 and #3 are now combined and the new due date is Monday, August 10, 5 p.m. This will be the final unrestricted grant cycle for 2020.
COVID-19 Operating Support Grants
We know the pandemic has caused great stress on many operating budgets and we are offering grants to address those needs. The due date is Monday, August 10, 5 p.m.
An organization may apply for both an Unrestricted Grant and a COVID-19 Operating Support Grant in 2020.
COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grants
We are also accepting requests for emergency assistance related to the pandemic, with the emphasis placed on these areas: food insecurity, child care, and health. These grants do not affect eligibility for the Unrestricted Grants or the Operating Support Grants.
North Carolina Community Foundation
Northern Albemarle Unrestricted Endowment
This fund enables the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life in Camden, Gates, Perquimans, and Pasquotank Counties through annual grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Grants typically range from $500 to $3,000. Much of this affiliate's grantmaking comes from the Judge Thomas Watts Fund, originally established by the Elizabeth City Jaycees. A separate application is not required to apply to the Judge Thomas Watts Fund. The application also allows access to the grant application for the Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina, supporting the needs of women and children in Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties.
Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
Phillips County Unrestricted Endowment Fund
The Phillips County Unrestricted Endowment Fund was established through a matching initiative provided by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation. Incoming donations into this endowment fund are eligible for a $1 for $1 match up to $50,000 during the month designated as Match Your Money Month by Phillips County Community Foundation through 2021. Only investment earnings on the principal balance of the Fund is available for grants.
Phillips County Unrestricted Endowment Fund grants are to help benefit Phillips County Kansas as a whole, as well as the communities and school districts within. Applications are accepted monthly and are due by the end of day on the first day of each month.
Purpose: To provide project funding to eligible non-profits in Phillips County.
Areas of Interest:
- Public Space: to enhance, renovate or upgrade a public space, park, or recreation area
- Health Care: to promote a healthcare initiative for a specified group or all County residents
- Education: to promote a non-traditional education initiative
- Public Health and Safety: to promote an effort to improve public health or safety and security for a specified group or for all residents
- Open Category: to promote a project designed to enhance the quality of life or address an issue of concern not covered in another category
North Carolina Community Foundation
North Carolina Community Foundation’s Community Grantmaking Program funds the work of charitable organizations that serve 67 counties within our statewide affiliate network.
The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation joins more than 650 community foundations in transforming our nation and our neighborhoods through the power of philanthropy.
The community grantmaking program funds a broad range of purposes to meet local needs that includes education, human services, basic needs, arts, historical preservation, health, recreation, youth development, environment and animal welfare.
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
NOTE: If you are invited to submit a full application, complete the online application by Friday, October 8, 2021
New Hampshire's nonprofit organizations help make New Hampshire a great place to live.
Through our competitive grant programs, we fund programs and operations of qualified nonprofits working in the areas of health and well-being, civic engagement, education, economic development, environmental protection and arts and culture.
We also make grants to nonprofit partners working in specific areas of strategic Foundation priorities – like fighting substance use disorders and increasing youth opportunity.
Community Grants Program - Operating Grants
This competitive grants program awards unrestricted grants to support an organization’s general operations (rather than a particular project or capacity-building effort). This program was formerly called ‘Operating Grants.’
What we look for
Programs: Does the organization operate quality programs that improve the community?
Strategies: Has the organization developed specific and realistic short- and long-term strategies for addressing identified organizational needs?
Impact: Does the organization demonstrate how an unrestricted grant could have a measurable impact on organizational and programmatic capacity and effectiveness?
Capacity: Does the organization have the capacity to manage this grant?
About The Foundation
Coshocton Foundation BuildingThe Coshocton Foundation was created in 1967 through a $685,000 bequest from Adolph Golden, a prominent Coshocton merchant and harness racing enthusiast. The foundation originally was a single fund from which all grants were made.
In 1989, the late Edward and Frances Montgomery gave broader giving a significant boost by establishing a challenge fund that would match gifts to the Foundation's unrestricted fund. The fund was set up to match a maximum of $500,000 over a period of ten years. The Montgomery challenge spurred many gifts from a broader base of donors. The breadth of that donor base continues to grow as more and more people become aware of the Foundation's activities and aware of the fact that gifts of any size are welcome and beneficial to the Coshocton County community.
Three trustees guide the Foundation’s operations. The judge of the probate court appoints all three trustees.
The Foundation's Distribution Committee has five members and it has autonomous authority to issue grants from the unrestricted fund. The committee may also approve grants from some restricted funds. One member of the committee is appointed by each of the following: Common Pleas Judge, Probate Court Judge, Coshocton Mayor, and the presiding officer of the County Commissioners; the final member is selected by the four appointed members. Members of the committee select the chairman. Terms are for five years with one term ending each year. The By-Laws were amended in January of 2018, limiting newly appointed members may serve only one term. The Trustees took this action to allow for more input from local, community-minded citizens with new perspectives on tackling issues and seizing opportunities.
The foundation also has a five-member investment committee which meets quarterly with investment advisors to review performance and analyze strategies for maximizing the foundation's assets.