Clemmons-Lewisville 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

2020-2021 Competitive Community Grants

Available Grants

For this year’s grant cycle, the foundation will award grants in two categories from its unrestricted and field of interest funds in response to local impacts on public education and nonprofit operations due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

Thriving in Education Grants

Thriving in Education Grants are for programs and services focused on providing supportive programming for school-aged children and youth in Clemmons and Lewisville, NC to reduce support gaps, engagement decline, and learning loss, as well as services to address their mental, social, and emotional health.

Available funding: up to $7,500

Grant proposals may be for a 6, 9, or 12-month period.

Exclusion: Thriving in Education Grants are not intended to fund individuals, teacher projects, or provide
personal financial assistance for study groups.

See 2020-2021 Grant Guidelines for complete details.

Nonprofit Sustainability Grants

COVID-19 continues to impact nonprofits and their future viability as challenges remain for providing and continuing service delivery. Nonprofit Sustainability Grants may support an organization's adaptations to new ways of service delivery or to ensure continuity of valued services and programs in the current environment.

Available funding: up to $5,000

Grant proposals may be for a 6, 9, or 12-month period.

See 2020-2021 Grant Guidelines for complete details.

Important Dates

Application Opens

Monday, August 31

Submission Deadline

Thursday, October 1, 5:00 p.m.

Grant Application Review Process
by Community Teams

through October 30

Grant Award Decisions Announced

week of November 2

Collaborations

Collaborative projects undertaken in partnership with multiple nonprofit organizations are also encouraged. Projects of a particular scope may benefit from each organization’s service. 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.

Grants will generally not be awarded for:

  • Fundraising events, sponsorships, memberships, advertising or promotional products
  • Capital, endowment, or annual campaigns. (including for buildings or additions to current facilities)
  • 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
  • Projects or programs that supplant traditionally government-funded programs

Ready to apply?

Applications must be completed by Thursday, October 1 no later than 5:00 p.m.

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Review Process

All proposed projects and organizations must satisfy the basic requirements before reviewed against the criteria . Organizations and projects that do not meet the basic criteria will be disqualified and not considered for further review. Applications will be reviewed and scored by an independent, volunteer team of community representatives. Top finalists may be asked to submit additional, clarifying information for grant consideration, as well as questions raised in the review. The CCF Board of Directors will make the final grant award decisions.

Review Criteria

Proposed Program or Adaptation
  • Project reflects knowledge of an issue or adaptation, target population, and the local need.
  • The project plan clearly addresses the identified need and importance and is directly linked to the purpose of the grant category.
  • The organization has realistic, measurable goals, outcomes, and expectations for a sound transformational impact on a target population.
  • The organization has planned partnerships and collaborations that maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the program/project (if applicable).
  • The budget is reasonable for the project.

Follow-Up and Sustainability

  • There is a follow-up plan to document outcomes and learn from and apply what has been learned for future undertakings.
  • There is a plan for project sustainability beyond the period of the grant.

Organizational Capacity

  • The proposed project is aligned with the applicant’s organizational mission.
  • The organization has a track record of proven success to the community.
  • The organization’s leadership and board demonstrates engagement and commitment to its mission.
  • The organization has demonstrated prudent management of its resources and demonstrated ability to adapt when faced with unexpected challenges.

Questions? Need more information?

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

Email Mark