Unrestricted Competitive Grants Cycle

A key role of The Community Foundation is to match donor funds with promising projects across Gaston County. To help accomplish this, we invite nonprofit organizations to bring us their best ideas on how they can improve the quality of life for our region's citizens. Through a careful review process, the Foundation's staff and board work together to award grants that strengthen the nonprofit sector with program and organizational support. In simplest terms, CFGC grants are an investment in the future of our County.

Submit a grant for the Competitive Grants Cycle

The 2017 Competitive Grant Cycle is closed. 

  1. Step 1. Is your organization or program eligible for the competitive grants cycle? Review the Guidelines [DOC].
  2. Step 2. 2017 Grant Application is available and the deadline is July 13th, 2017. Only online applications we be considered. 
  3. Step 3. The Foundation's Grants Committee will review all applications and make suggestions to the Board of Directors for approval. The Board will determine the final grants awarded during the September board meeting. Notification of grants will be made by the end of September.

Grantee Press Kit

Congratulations on your grant! Time to share it with the world and we have already put it all together for you!

Community Impact Fund Grant

The Foundation offers specific grants to Belmont, Cherryville and Mount Holly. Visit the Community Impact Fund page to learn how to apply.

Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grants

Seminars, workshops, conferences, continuing school... the Foundation offers a grant to help with the cost for nonprofit professionals!

Roberts-Miller Children's Fund

Know a child/children that need medical or dental attention, but cannot afford it? Share the Roberts-Miller Children's Fund with the parent or organization that can apply for support!

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 123 Gastonia, NC 28053

Street Address:
1201 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054




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