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 desired online application (Unrestricted or Capacity Building) accessed in the Grants Toolbox to the right.  NOTE:  Each time you begin a NEW application, you will use the "Start a New Application" button consistent with the type of grant for which you wish to apply.  Once you begin the application, you may hit "save and exit" at any time and return later to resume your work.  When doing this you MUST use the "Resume a Saved Application" button.

STEP 4:  RELAX WHILE WE REVIEW.

Relax, now it's our turn to do the hard work! 

Unrestricted Grant Applications:  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.

Capacity Building Grants:  Staff will review and you will be notified of the result in two weeks or less.

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, tabled to the next grant cycle, 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.