Apply for a Grant

Open Grant Cycles

No funds are accepting grant applications at this time.  Please check back at a later date or schedule time to connect with Sharon Alexander, CCCF President, to discuss other funding opportunities that may be available through the Foundation.

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Guidelines for Grants

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. If you do not have a 501(c)(3) status, please contact CCCF’s director to see if it might still be possible for you to apply.
  • If applicant is not the Chief Executive Officer themselves, he or she should have authorization from the CEO to apply on the organization’s behalf.
  • Applicants are welcome to request all manner of support, including program, capital, and operational support.
  • All fields of community service are eligible for funding consideration.
  • The project, program, or activities for which funding is sought should be completed within the 12 month period following the grant award. As part of the grant agreement, the organization should expect to provide a brief follow-up report (see report template/guidelines)
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to list other resources, including in-kind support, in their budgets. CCCF may fund a project 100%, however, we encourage collaboration and like to see other resources committed.

Grant Application Evaluation

Each fund at the Community Foundation is different, but generally, we take into consideration five key areas when evaluating your grant application:

Strategy/Feasibility: Does the proposal have clear goals, including a well-thought-out timeline? Does the proposal present a solid strategy for achieving anticipated goals?

Community Need: Is there a significant, critical, localized, and timely need for the program or project proposed?

Impact/Return on Investment: Will the program or project have a significant, far-reaching, and/or long-lasting impact on Carbon County and its residents?

Sustainability: Is the proposal realistic and attainable? Does the organization have the intent and capacity to sustain the program?

Budget/Organizational Health: All project expenses and other revenue sources are realistic considering audience size and stated goals? Is the organization financially secure? Is the leadership/board actively engaged in organizational governance and success?

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Office location:
160 S. 2nd Street, Suite 3B
Lehighton, PA 18235
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Mailing address:
PO Box 243, Lehighton, PA 18235

Phone: 1-855-545-1311 or 610-730-2526

Email: info@cccfoundpa.org

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