In 2014, the Duplin County Community Foundation will offer grants from the Duplin County Unrestricted Endowment (“community grants”) and the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement (“DFYA grants”).
Potential applications should carefully review the eligibility guidelines and grant criteria before applying for a grant.
Note that the criteria for the two grants differ. Organizations may apply for both grants; however, you must submit a separate application for each fund.
Grant Cycle Dates
The 2014 online grant application cycle begins on Friday, July 4 and closes at noon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. The online application will be available beginning July 4th through the North Carolina Community Foundation website, www.nccommunityfoundation.org. Grant awards are announced in September.
Who Can 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 government. If your organization operates as a 501(c)(3) public charity via a fiscal agent, you must include, in your application’s supporting documentation, 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. See restrictions below.
- 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.
Grants are not awarded for:
- Annual fund, capital campaigns or capital improvements
- Political purposes or lobbying
- Activities that are restricted to members of a particular faith community or promote a specific religious doctrine
- Loans or reimbursements
- Re-granting by the applicant organization
Duplin CCF Community Grant Criteria
Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations are eligible to submit proposals in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit that serve the people of Duplin County. Grants are not available for families or individuals. Grant awards typically range from $500 to $1,000.
Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement Grant Application Criteria
We believe that all youth are worthy of our investment and can contribute positively to our community. These grants will provide local children life-enhancing programs and character development experiences that can give them the opportunity to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Grants are available to local organizations with programs focusing on youth in Duplin County. Priority is given to proposals that incorporate a holistic approach and include one or more of the following focuses:
- Motivate youth people to stay and succeed in school
- Foster positive youth-adult engagement through mentoring
- Strengthen gang awareness and prevention efforts
- Promote participation in philanthropy
- Provide leadership opportunities and employment skills training
- Increase the likelihood of a successful transition to adulthood
- Develop financial literacy
- Encourage engagement in community service
- Promote mental and physical health and well-being
Grants are not available for families or individuals. Grants may range from $500 to $5,000.