How to Apply for an Unrestricted Grant or a COVID-19 Operating Support Grant

Are you a Montgomery County nonprofit whose work for our community would benefit from a grant?

Grant Cycle #2 Applications for Unrestricted Grants and for COVID-19 Operating Support Grants are now open.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 11.  

STEP 1: REVIEW THESE DOCUMENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ELIGIBILITY AND SCOPE OF GRANTS OFFERED.

2021  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! 

STEP 3: FILL OUT THE APPLICATION.

Fill out the desired online application (Unrestricted or COVID-19 Operating Support) found under Resources at the bottom of this page. 

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.

Here is a link to tips for using the online application:

ONLINE APPLICATION GUIDE

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.

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.