Apply for a Grant
Open Grant Cycles
Below are the funds that are accepting grant applications at this time. Please review each link for application information, deadlines, etc.
If you have additional questions, feel free to schedule an appointment with Sharon Alexander, CCCF President, to discuss.
The Carbon County Community Foundation invites area nonprofit organizations to submit an application for this year’s 20/20 Circle Fund grant of $4,000. Following the application deadline, the review committee will select three finalists to move on to the next round. Finalists will be invited to present their proposals at the 20/20 Circle Annual Meeting, where members will vote on the community project to which they would like to award the grant.
Applications are due September 11th by midnight. Apply Now.
20/20 CIrcle Grants Info Session (August 2023)
Click here to watch the recording of that info session.
If you have additional questions or would like to discuss your application before submitting it, click here to schedule an appointment with Sharon Alexander, CCCF President.
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?