CFMJC’s Competitive Grant Cycle – US

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CFMJC’s Competitive Grant Cycle – US

Deadline: 2-Aug-21

The Community Foundation Jefferson County is seeking applications for its Competitive Grant Cycle for Responding to the Needs of Jefferson County. These grants utilize the Foundation’s Flexible Community Funds and Field of Interest Funds and are awarded once a year.

Top Dutch Donors that fund internationally to improve livelihoods in communities

One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Seed Grant for Grassroots Organizations and Women-led Initiatives. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Grants to support NGOs working to end the HIV Epidemic. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

Fellows will receive Project and Connect Fund to address Water-related Issues

Apply for Project Funding in areas of Art and Culture (Arab Region)

This Call is offering Seed Money to Research Projects in Africa

Global Humanitarian Initiative seeks applications from anywhere in the world

Unrestricted Grants for improving Health Equity and reducing Health Disparities among Vulnerable Communities

New funding for Small NGOs to fight Infectious Diseases

Grants for Innovative Projects to improve Humanitarian Response

Call for empowering Social Entrepreneurs that are working to achieve the SDGs

This US funding will help NGOs to tackle the Challenges of Coronavirus in 2021

USD 1 million Partnership Fund for SDG Impact Projects


Higher priority (in no particular order)
One-time projects
Highest percentage of population reached
Services Jefferson County, Indiana as a whole
Preventative rather than remedial
Examines and addresses the underlying causes of local problems and issues
Attracts volunteer resources and support
Encourages collaboration among organizations
Builds the capacity of the organization
Offers services not already available to the community
Capital needs beyond an applicant’s capabilities and means
Seed money for pilot projects
Will have the greatest benefit per dollar granted
Lower Priority (in no particular order)
New or routine maintenance construction projects (except renovations of existing facilities that enable the organization to provide a better quality of service to Jefferson County, Indiana)
Normal operating expenses (except start-up expenses)
Computer hardware and software equipment
Funding to organizations that have received a CFMJC grant in the previous year
Organizations having an existing tax-base of support
Absolutely not funded (in no particular order)
General group or individual travel expenses
Annual giving/membership campaigns
Political purposes
Promotion of the teachings of a particular church, denomination, or religion
Debt – new or existing
Eligibility Criteria

Competitive grants will be made only to organizations whose programs benefit the residents of Jefferson County, Indiana
Grants from the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County (CFMJC) must meet legal and tax requirements as to purpose and may be made only to nonprofit organizations and government agencies, specifically 501(c)3 charities and 509(a) agencies
Grant recipients must show that their financial affairs are being properly administered and may be required to submit audited balance sheets and operating statements
No grants will be made to support political parties or political campaigns
No grants will be made specifically for sectarian religious purposes, but can be made to religious organizations for general community programs
No grants will be made exclusively for endowment creation or debt reduction of the recipient organizations
Generally grants will not be made for programs and/or equipment that were committed to prior to the grant application being submitted
Grantees agree to forward the Community Foundation a final program and financial report for the project. The timeliness and quality of the final reports will be factors in evaluation of the grantee for future funding. All requirements for past grants must be current in order to be eligible for another grant
If grant applicants are turned down for a specific grant application request, they may not re-apply for the same, or similar, request in the next grant cycle unless suggested by CFMJC
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