Our desire is to build a stronger community.
Grants are the catalyst for realizing our mission to "Build bridges to support the future of Montgomery County." Through strategic and careful grantmaking, we are able to achieve the charitable goals of our fund owners. (The photo represents Achaius Ranch which received $17,000 in 2015 to add on to an existing barn to make space for indoor riding. The ranch offers classes for children ages 8-18 years old at no charge.)
Grant applications are accepted from any nonprofit organization in Montgomery County. These organizations must be tax-exempt whose purposes are described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Applications are also accepted from the three Montgomery County school corporations. If an organization has received funding from MCCF in the past, all post-grant reporting requirements must be current before an organization is eligible to submit a new request.
Unrestricted Grant Cycle
Each year through our unrestricted and field of interest funds, we're able to make grants available through this competitive grant cycle. Applications must be submitted electronically. Electronic files are a great time and paper saver! Areas of granting are: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Historical, Human Services and Youth.
This year, we offered three Unrestricted Grant Cycles in an effort to be more responsive to community needs. We plan to have three grant cycles again in 2017 and those deadlines are: February 14th, July 18th and October 10th. Please click "How to Apply" to learn more. The 2017 grant application will be in the Grants Tool Box soon; however, if you'd like to look over the current application, please do so.
NEW FOR 2017: Capacity Building Grants
The vision for MCCF is to be a proactive nonprofit leader and encourage philanthropy. We strive to assist in identifying the community’s needs to serve as a catalyst and convener and to provide a vehicle for donors to achieve their charitable goals all with the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for Montgomery County residents.
To this end, MCCF offers Capacity Building Grants to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to strengthen them in ways that increase their capacity to carry out their respective missions. The grants could be used to support the following areas: Professional Development, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Financial Advising, or similar areas. The application for the Capacity Building Grants can be found in the Grants Toolbox on the How To Apply page.
Women's Legacy Society Grants
Women's Legacy is a giving circle whose members desire to make grants which will have a positive impact on the lives of women and their children. Each member makes a significant financial contribution, a portion of which is endowed and a portion which is granted. The group invites proposals and then together select the winner(s).