CFSLC Community Impact Grants

Community Foundation of South Lake County

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Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Next anticipated deadline: Jun 12, 2020 (Pre proposal)

Later anticipated deadlines: Jul 19, 2020 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Lake County, Florida

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: Applicants are required to attend the Grant Workshop scheduled prior to the opening of each grant cycle. The workshop is on the "pre-proposal" deadline above.  

Community Impact Grants

The Community Foundation of South Lake opens it’s annual Community Impact Grant Cycle (competitive grants) during January of each year. We did not host our annual cycle for 2019. Instead, we have directed our focus on special projects and will conduct a summer grant cycle targeting Homelessness Prevention and Intervention as well as Education.

Research has been proven that using a focused, strategic approach in the granting produces a more measurable impact when that strategy employs efforts in collaboration, data driven performance, focused target areas, and additional funding sources.

Summer Grant Cycle Criteria

Grant proposals will be reviewed and rewarded based on targeted focus areas:


We know that education is vital to successful futures as it provides knowledge and skills required for advancement. Grants will be awarded to organizations with a direct focus on educational opportunities for youth and/or adults. Programs must be directly educational and show evident impact/outcomes.

Homelessness Prevention:

We know that the first defense to homelessness is helping to prevent it. Grants will be awarded to programs with focused efforts to provide assistance, programming and/or services that directly or seemingly indirectly help individuals and families avoid the system of being homeless with evident impact/outcomes.

Homelessness Intervention: Unfortunately, some people have already fallen victim to homelessness. Grants will be awarded to programs that focus efforts on housing, programming and/or other services that address helping families who are currently experiencing homelessness with evident impact/outcomes.

Priority will be given to proposals programs that are currently existing. Programming already implemented elsewhere but being expanded into South Lake County will be considered.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grant funding must serve residents of South Lake County tax district; includes cities of Clermont, Montverde, Groveland, Mascotte, Ferndale, Minneola, and Stuckey.
  • Must be an active and in good-standing 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Awards up to $25,000
  • Must have been an active organization for at least 3 years (and provide 1 year of financial history).
  • Must attend the mandatory Grant Application Workshop. 
  • Must fully complete the application including required attachments.
    • CFSLC Program Budget Template
    • CFSLC Organizational Budget Template
  • Applicants are encouraged to attend our Non-profit Sustainability workshops and activities throughout the year.
  • Must adhere to parameters provided for each grant cycle and/or type.
  • Representative must be able to attend the Award Presentation.


  • The following requests are not eligible for funding from the Community Foundation of South Lake unrestricted pool of assets:
    • Endowments
    • Capital Campaigns
    • Fundraising expenses, sponsorship, or thrift stores
    • Infrastructure improvements when the land/building is not owned by the organization
    • No support for religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Indirect costs or overhead expenses
    • Lobbying, activism, or litigation