Our Grants

In our more than 45-year history, we have awarded $139 million in grants and scholarships. Many grants are the result of a partnership of donors through Donor Advised Funds and collaborative grantmaking initiatives.

We pride ourselves on grantmaking that follows and often establishes best philanthropic practices.

Grants from philanthropists

Many grants are made from funds that do not accept requests. These funds are established and advised by individual donors, and the distributions are determined by the donor for specific philanthropic purposes. Grant distributions are made on the suggestion of the donor or fund advisor, with final approval given by the Foundation’s board of directors.

Grants from the Community Foundation

Grants available from our Community Impact Funds, which are established by visionary philanthropists, are awarded through an open and competitive application process. Guidelines, priorities and standards of eligibility must be met in order to apply. Opportunities vary from year to year. 

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We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sexual preference or national origin.  Applicants must hold similar standards. Competitive grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.