Grants

The Clemmons Community Foundation invites and encourages grant applications from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations who wish to implement new or enhance existing programs, services, and solutions in Clemmons, Lewisville, and surrounding areas that thoughtfully and meaningfully transform our communities with access, opportunity, enriched quality of life, and a strengthened sense of community.

Organizations must be classified as one of the following:

  • IRS registered organizations with a letter determination as tax-exempt 501(c)(3) (excluding509(a) private foundations); registered in the state of North Carolina; and providing programs and services in the targeted geographic area
  • Governmental or quasi-governmental agency
  • An organization must have been in existence for at least three years (based on date of IRS determination letter) and have achieved a record of effective service and sustainability

2021 Competitive Community Grant Cycle

The foundation will launch its 2021 grant application process in September 2020 and award grants in two categories - Clemmons-Lewisville Enrichment Grants and Transitions Grants - from its unrestricted and field of interest funds.

  • Clemmons-Lewisville Enrichment Grants will fund strategies and outcomes that lead to positive impact and lasting improvement. Solutions are encouraged to raise organizational capacity in meeting the needs and evolving interests of Clemmons and Lewisville. Enrichment Grants will be awarded between $2,500 and $7,500 with project completion expected within one year. Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report.
  • Transitions Grants will fund programs and services that focus on aging adults and seniors as well as school-aged children and youth in Clemmons and Lewisville. Transitions Grants will be awarded between $2,500 and $10,000 with project completion expected within one year. Grant recipients will be required to submit a final report.

Collaborative grants undertaken in partnership with multiple nonprofit organizations are also welcome. Projects of a particular scope may benefit from each organization’s service area. Collaborations often create more effective and sustainable programs or services than those that are initiated unaccompanied. All collaborations must support a specific effort, share responsibility, and work together to develop a jointly agreed-upon structure.

Timeline

  • Application Opens: Tuesday, September 8
  • Application Closes: Wednesday, October 14
  • Review Process: through mid-November
  • Recommendations to Board for Approval: Tuesday, November 17
  • Grant Decision Notifications: Wednesday, November 18
Grant Guidelines: Available Late Summer 2020Online Application Tutorial

Grants will generally not be awarded for:

  • Fundraising events, sponsorships, memberships, advertising or promotional products
  • Capital, endowment, or annual campaigns
  • Activities that do not demonstrate measurable, sustainable outcomes
  • Clubs, sports teams, student travel or other services limited to a select membership
  • Cemeteries
  • Political or lobbying activities prohibited by the IRS
  • Organizations that grant out funds to other non-profits
  • Public agencies for mandated or otherwise government-funded services
  • Individual grants or awards

Ready to apply?

The 2021 application process opens Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

application closed

Questions? Need more information?

Contact C. Mark Batten, program officer, by email or phone at 336.403.0433.

Email Mark