Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government entities, schools, IHEs, and faith-based organizations to enhance local communities. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Eligible applicants must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.
There are eight (8) areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.
Organizations applying must meet one of following criteria:
- An organization holding a current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conducting activities within the United States, classified as a public charity under Section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) (Types I or II); and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- A recognized government entity: state, county or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
- A K-12 public or nonprofit private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large, such as food pantries, soup kitchens and clothing closets and CyberGrants FrontDoor verified.
NOTE: Non-charities, including organizations recognized as 501(c)(4)s, (c)(6)s, and (c)(19)s like homeowner’s associations, civic leagues, or volunteer fire companies, are not eligible at this time.
The 2022 grant cycle begins Feb. 1, 2022 and the application deadline is Dec. 31, 2022.
Applications may be submitted at any time during this funding cycle. Please note that applications will only remain active in the system for 90 days, and at the end of this period they will be automatically rejected.
Organizations may only submit a total number of 25 applications and/or receive up to 25 grants within the 2022 grant cycle.