Montgomery County Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications from local nonprofits. The deadline for the request for funds is September 15, 2021. Organizations applying must be a 501c3 nonprofit and submit a variety of documents such as information about their board of directors, most recent IRS Form 990, most recent financial statements, agency budget, and project/program budget. Funds received from MCCF must be used in Montgomery County for Montgomery County residents.
Grant funding is provided from the interest earned on existing endowment funds and cover a wide range of interests. Several funds target the neediest in the community. One of the newer funds, The Sowers Family Pre-K Literacy, targets innovative pre-k literacy programs and a new fund, the Henry T. Brooks Endowment, focuses on the elderly, children and youth. Other funds address on animal welfare, the arts, literacy, health care and prevention, heritage preservation, and education. For more information about what funding opportunities are available, go to the Community Foundation’s website, www.mccfoundation.org/funds.
Organizations seeking funds must provide details about the project for which they are requesting funds. Capital projects, pilot projects or updating operations are preferred. Questions to be answered include what the organization hopes to accomplish, how they plan to reach their goal, what community need will be addressed, who is the target population, what geographic area will be served, and how many people will be served by the project. Grants from MCCF may be a portion of the total project cost. Download the grant application at www.mccfoundation.org/nonprofits.
Montgomery County Community Foundation unites donors’ passions with the future by creating legacies that improve the quality of life of Montgomery County residents through post high school scholarships and support of non-profits serving Montgomery County. To find out more about the Community Foundation, go to www.mccfoundation.org or call Julie Martineau at 281.367.8158.