For Grant Seekers

We welcome grant applications from any 501(c)3 organization that is doing work to make our community a better place. Our staff will be very glad to work with you. For more information, please contact Kim Abney at 454-7298.

The Community Foundation of Howard County no longer requires organizations that have filled out a grant application in the past five years to attend a community grants meeting. First-time applicants must contact the Foundation to discuss grant proposals prior to submission.

2018 Grant Cycle

Deadline Letter of Inquiry:

January 19, May 4, July 27, September 28

Application Deadline:

February 16, May 25, August 24, October 26

Grants Committee Meetings:

March 13, June 12, September 11, November 13

Board Action on Grants:

March 21, June 20, September 19, November 21

Out-of-Cycle Grant Requests

Grant applications may be considered outside of the annual published grant application cycles in special circumstances wherein the applicant can demonstrate that –

a)  An emergency condition exists whereby delay in consideration of the grant could lead to the endangerment of life, property or continuation of services provided, or
b)  A time sensitive opportunity to leverage Foundation funds which will expire prior to the conclusion of a published grant cycle.

All out-of-cycle grants remain subject to all application submission requirements, including submission of a letter of intent, which should specify the applicant’s desire for out-of-cycle grant consideration and justification for such consideration. Applicants may be asked to document that the circumstances which have led to the submission of an out-of-cycle request materialized after the conclusion of the most recently concluded grant cycle, and do not exist due to the delay of applicant in submitting a timely application for consideration during the previous grant cycle. 

See Grant Guidelines

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