NCCF has been announcing new community grant programs sponsored by our affiliate foundations since February. Many of these grant cycles have come to a close or will soon, and now some tough decision-making begins for our affiliate boards.

Most of our affiliate partners receive more grant requests than they can fulfill with the resources available to distribute from their community grantmaking funds.Tough choices have to be made. Careful evaluations inform educated selections. This activity is a good example of the advantage of a community foundation: Because our board members live and/or work in the communities they serve, they know and understand what the local needs are. They also can identify the most effective nonprofits to meet those needs, working hard to best leverage limited resources.

The decisions our affiliate board members make are often difficult, but rest assured they are made with thorough research, candid discussions and the needs of their local community in mind.

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