Responsive Grants

Responsive Grants 2017-06-23T11:13:01+00:00

Responsive Grantmaking

Friends of Claytor Lake receive funding for a new boat to help with their cleanup efforts in Fall 2016.

Our Responsive Grant Program is tailored to make a positive impact in the community by responding to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area non-profits serving those needs directly. Any registered 501c(3) organization or unit of government operating in the NRV in one of our eight areas of interest is eligible to apply for responsive grants. Click here, to see past responsive grant recipients.

The Responsive Grant program offers two types of grant support:

General Operating Support

What can the funds be used for?  Any purpose within the organization at the grantee organization’s discretion.
How much is available?  Up to $3,000
Who is eligible?  Organizations operating in the NRV with 501c(3) status for at least five years.

Programmatic Support

What can the funds be used for? Any mission-related purpose within the program, but funds must be used in the specific manner outlined in the grantee’s application.
How much is available?  Up to $5,000
Who is eligible?  Any registered 501c(3) organization or units of local government operating within the New River Valley.

Important Dates for 2017 

Online Application Opens: Friday, May 26, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, July 28, 2017; 5 pm
Recipients Announced: Week of October 30, 2017
Funds Awarded: November 15, 2017

Post-grant evaluations: Fall 2016 Grant recipient’s post-grant evaluations are due June 30th, 2017 and must be submitted within our online grants system before they can be considered for a 2017 grant award.

UPDATE for 2017:

Following feedback from NRV nonprofits gathered in fall 2016, the CFNRV will transition from two, semi-annual grant cycles to a single, annual cycle in 2017. The online application requirements will remain the same, with increases to the amounts that may be requested. Check out the presentation from our CFNRV’s Grants & GiveBigNRV Road Show in January 2017, which provides more details on these changes.

Questions and Resources

Additional definitions and resources specific to the application you are working on are available inside the online grants system, but the more generalized resources below may also be of assistance. If you need further help after consulting these resources, please don’t hesitate to contact CFNRV.

How to Apply

Make sure that you have read through all of the above documents.  When you are ready to apply, click the “Apply Now” button below. All grant applications and post-grant evaluation forms must now be submitted through the online grants management system, available through this link.

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