The Community Impact Grant Program
The CFNRV’s Community Impact Grant Program (CIGP) funds efforts that help to either launch a new program or to substantially improve an existing program. Providing operating funds to sustain existing organizations or programs is not the intention of the Community Impact Program. The Community Impact Grant Program is focused on supporting programs that meet the four criteria below:
- Ability to strengthen community: The proposed program makes the organization and/or community stronger by helping it address current or future needs.
- Impact: The proposed program will continue to affect the community after the CFNRV’s funding has been exhausted. This is because the program is designed to have long-term impact and/or because there are realistic plans to acquire future funding.
- Collaboration: The proposed program makes the best possible use of existing community resources by 1.) Demonstrating awareness of the context of the proposed work within the larger NRV service community, and 2.) Taking full advantage of any opportunities to work together or share knowledge and resources with other organizations to increase the positive impact of this program or others.
- Innovation: The proposed program will make a significant improvement to the effectiveness of the organization or program, either through enhancing current services or through the creation of a new project or program.
The Community Impact Grant Program (CIGP) is funded with donations to the Andy & Susan Morikawa Capacity Building Fund and with the generous support of Norman and Nancy Eiss and The American Electric Power Foundation. Click here to see past grant recipients.
UPDATE for 2017
We will not accept applications or award new Community Impact Grants in 2017. With recent changes to the Responsive Grant Program, CFNRV’s Board of Directors is taking 2017 to modify the Community Impact Grant’s focus, award structure, and requirements to better meet its goals. Past Community Impact Grantees should continue to submit annual evaluations as instructed, and the scheduled funding increments for the 2015 and 2016 recipients will proceed as planned.