WCCF’s Competitive Community Grants Program (United States)
The Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) has announced a call for proposals for the Competitive Community Grants Program.
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The Foundation was established in 1978 as a tax-exempt community foundation. Gifts from individuals, families, and businesses are used for scholarships, community projects and other charitable purposes throughout the area.
The Foundation’s charitable grantmaking includes both capital and program grants which are awarded in the following categories: Arts, Culture, & Humanities; Civic & Community Affairs; Conservation & Environment; Education; Health & Wellness; and Human Services.
In order to make the best use of available funds, the Foundation looks for one or more of the following when reviewing proposal requests:
Small Research Grants for the improvement of education
This grant-making trust inviting Charities to help Socially Disadvantaged Groups during COVID-19
Support available for NGOs working on social innovation, inclusiveness and sustainability
Advocacy grants to strengthen the voice of communities and grassroots activists
USD $250,000 to $2 million funding available for each selected partner to address Covid-19 impact in select countries
Funding provided through capital support for community development projects
Endowment Funding of € 25,000 for young people fighting for freedom
Small Grant Fund for protecting endangered animal species
Grant program for transforming women’s lives for hard to fund projects
Seed Funding for Youth-led Organisations: Invitation to Submit Proposals
Grant Opportunity to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
Submit Inspiring Projects that drive Long-term Economic, Social, and Environmental Sustainability
Rapid-Response Fund for CSOs working on Women’s Empowerment
US Funding for Justice, Social Inclusion, empowerment of the vulnerable and freedom from violence
Small Seed Funding and Fellowship for young African leaders for leading social ventures
The project is a well-planned approach to solving a problem and delivering services.
The use of funds will be efficient and effective.
Foundation support is vital or catalytic to the success of the project.
The proposed project is expected to continue after the grant ends.
Expenses will be reduced by sharing resources with other agencies or groups.
Normally, the Foundation does not approve grants to support:
General operating expenses of well-established organizations;
Annual appeals or membership contributions;
Conferences, field trips, travel or recognition events;
They are nonsectarian so they don’t support religious organizations for religious purposes. They do support them for non-religious programs, like hunger centers or job training or childcare.
Grants are limited to activities and organizations benefiting the greater Wayne County area. Grants may not be used to carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office, or to conduct, directly or indirectly, any voter registration drive (within the meaning of Section 4945(d)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code).
The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Code as nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations (501(c)(3) organizations); or to qualified governmental agencies. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals except through scholarship funds.
For more information, visit https://www.waynecountycommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships/grants/wccf-community-grants