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. Currrently one competitve grant cycle is conducted each year, typically with an early May application deadline. (The photo represents the New Market Volunteer Fire Department which received a $60,000 grant award from our 2014 grant cycle to construct a new fire station in the town of New Market.)
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 competitve 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. The deadline for 2015 Unrestricted Grant Cycle applications is Tuesday, September 1, and the 2015 application is in the Grants Toolbox. Please check out our Awarded Grants page for the list of 2014 Grant Awards!
Board Member Grants
Each of the 15 Montgomery County Community Foundation board members is allowed to award up to $1,000 to the 501(c) nonprofit agency of their choice. Board members actively seek projects and opportunities about which they feel strongly.
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).