Unrestricted Grant Cycle

2021 Grantmaking

Each year through our unrestricted and field of interest funds, we are able to make grants available through these competitive grant cycles. Areas of granting are Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, Historical, Human Services and Youth.

Because of what we heard during our 2019 Nonprofit Listening Series and the Community Chats, Early Childhood Education is an area of special emphasis.

The Grant Guidelines, including eligibility requirements are included under the “How to Apply” tab.

Unrestricted Grant Cycle #1

Grant applications are due Monday, April 5 by 5 p.m.

Unrestricted Grant Cycle #2

Grant applications are due Monday, October 11 by 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Operating Support Grants

We know the pandemic has caused great stress on many operating budgets and we are offering grants to address those needs. Organizations are able to apply for both an Unrestricted Grant and a COVID-19 Operating Support Grant. The due dates are the same as for Cycle #1 and Cycle #2.

COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Grants

We continue to accept requests for emergency assistance related to the pandemic, with the emphasis placed on these areas: food insecurity, child care, and health. These grants do not affect eligibility for the Unrestricted Grants or the Operating Support Grants. Click here for the application. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be given prompt consideration.

Cheryl Keim
Grants & Community Relations Director

Field of Interest Grants

This year we are seeking proposals for these Field of Interest Funds:

  • Ian Geoffrey Hudson Memorial Fund
  • Harold and Doris Larsen Fund
  • Bradley and Suzanne Deur Mullendore Fund
  • Amy Robinson Fund
  • Libby Whitecotton Fund

A qualifying nonprofit organization may apply for itself or on behalf of a qualifying individual. Public schools in Montgomery County may also apply on a student’s behalf for the Larsen, Hudson, Robinson and Mullendore Funds.

Proposals are accepted at any time throughout the year, as funds remain available.  For information about how to apply and detailed descriptions of these funds, please click here.

North Montgomery's Early Learning Academy received an $11,000 grant from Grant Cycle #1