Information for Community Members

The Grant Catalog is currently closed. It will reopen in fall 2022.

For the first time in its twenty-five-year history, the CFNRV opened its grant process to the public, allowing community members to join the CFNRV’s existing donors in supporting these worthy organizations through a new online Grant Catalog.

The Responsive Grant Program makes a positive impact in the region by responding to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area nonprofits serving those needs directly. Any registered 501c(3) organization or unit of government, such as a school or library, operating in the NRV was eligible to apply.

The Grant Catalog

  • Why the Change? With the COVID-19 pandemic, the CFNRV recognized that NRV organizations face significant challenges and need flexibility to meet their most pressing needs. Building on the success of the CFNRV’s COVID-19 Response Grants awarded earlier this year, the foundation has tailored the 2021 Responsive Grant Program to offer general operating support grants of up to $4,000.

    The funds can be used at the grantee’s discretion to meet immediate needs. Organizations from across the region working on issues such as poverty alleviation, education, environmental conservation, child and family support, animal welfare, arts and culture, and more applied for support.

  • How you can help: When the Catalog reopens each fall, community members can learn about each applicant organization, see how much money was requested, and how much has been granted to date from the CFNRV’s endowed funds. Then, they can make a secure, online gift to support their applications of choice. A team of CFNRV volunteers has reviewed each application to ensure that the organizations in the Grant Catalog are well-managed and worthy of financial support.