How to Apply

Are you a Montgomery County nonprofit whose work for our community would benefit from a grant? If so, please review the steps below to apply for an MCCF unrestricted grant.

How to apply for an unrestricted grant

STEP 1:  REVIEW OUR GRANT GUIDELINES.

If you think you are eligible, proceeed to Step 2.  If you're not sure, proceed to Step 2 anyway. 

Grant Guidelines

 

 


 STEP 2:  SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

Schedule an appointment to talk with MCCF staff about your intended proposal.  We're eager to help you make your application a strong one!  This step is required of first time applicants and recommended to all others.

STEP 3:  FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

Fill out the application and be careful to answer all questions thoroughly yet concisely and turn it in on time.  Need advice?  Repeat Step 2.

STEP 4:  RELAX WHILE WE REVIEW.

Relax, now it's our turn to do the hard work!  Staff and members of the Grants & Distributions committee will begin reviewing all requests.  We may request a site visit or ask more questions, all with the intent of better understanding your request.  After careful review, the committee will make their recommendations which are then forwarded to the Board of Directors for approval.

STEP 5:  BOARD MAKES FINAL DECISIONS.

The Board of Directors take action on the committee's recommendations.  Grants may be approved for full funding, partial funding or declined entirely.

STEP 6:  GRANT AWARDS PROGRAM

Celebrate with us by attending the Grant Awards Program to receive your check!  Even if your request isn't funded, heed the lessons learned and start planning for next year.