Nonprofit organizations serving Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount or Walker counties are eligible to receive grant support from the Community Funds of the Community Foundation through a competitive process. Two separate grant cycles address different Results, but use the same process and on-line system to register, submit Brief Proposals and, if that is accepted, Full Proposals.
The Grant Review and Evaluation Committee works with Community Foundation staff to review and select organizations that will be asked to submit a Full Proposal. In the final stage of the process, staff and nonprofits together determine measurements for progress toward the chosen outcomes within the Results Framework.
Resources are always limited for making grants through this process, which benefits from support by Donor Advisors through the Giving Together program.