Community Giving - Wake County Community Foundation

North Carolina Community Foundation

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: May 7, 2020 9:00am PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

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

Location of project: Wake County, North Carolina

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



North Carolina Community Foundation’s Community Grantmaking Program funds the work of charitable organizations that serve 67 counties within our statewide affiliate network. The Wake County Community Foundation joins more than 650 community foundations in transforming our nation and our neighborhoods through the power of philanthropy.

The Wake County Community Foundation is:

  • A growing family of charitable funds. 
  • A resource for area nonprofits.
  • A source of grants for worthy local causes.
  • A resource for donors.


Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000. ONLY organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 are eligible to apply

The Wake County Community Foundation is also entrusted with grantmaking from the Friends of BOMA Charitable Endowment to support charitable uses in Wake and Durham Counties to strengthen and support the local community, the family, education, and to organizations serving the needs of veterans, active military personnel and their families. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,500.

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


  • An organization must meet the following criteria in order to apply:
    • Organizations must be qualified as tax-exempt public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be classified as a unit of local government (including public schools).
      • An exception is made to include fire and rescue departments. 
      • If your organization operates as a 501 (c)(3) public charity via a fiscal agent, your application's supporting documentation must include a letter from the fiscal agent organization that verifies the relationship and includes when the relationship was established.
    • Faith-based organizations may apply for funding to support social outreach and charitable service programs to benefit the community-at-large, but they may not apply for general operating support.
    • Only those organizations that serve Wake county will be considered.
      • If an organization serves multiple counties within our network, that organization may complete a separate application for each of those affiliates.
    • Organizations must offer programs and services without discrimination on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.
    • ONLY organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 are eligible to apply.
  • Applications for specific programs and projects or for general operating support are accepted.


  • Grants are not awarded for:
    • Annual fund or capital campaigns
    • Political purposes or lobbying
    • Activities that are restricted to members of a particular faith community or promote a specific religious doctrine
    • Loans
    • Reimbursements (This program does not support reimbursement of costs incurred prior to the deadline for submission of your application. Your request may only include costs that will occur in the future, after the submission deadline of the application.)
    • Individuals
    • Re-granting by the applicant organization