Applying for grants

The 2019 grant application period for the New Hanover County Community Foundation will be open from Friday, March 22, 2019 to NOON on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The Foundation is seeking proposals from New Hanover County nonprofit organizations in support of the following purposes:

  • Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment – Up to $18,000 will be distributed towards organizations improving the welfare of children from birth to 18 years of age in New Hanover County. 
  • New Hanover County Unrestricted Endowment – Up to $6,500 will be distributed towards organizations in support of broad charitable purposes, permitting capacity building. Grant awards typically range from $500 to $2500. Larger amounts will be considered for projects or initiatives with the potential to achieve significant positive impact for New Hanover County.
  • Food Bank of Coastal Carolina Fund – Up to $4,500 will be distributed to organizations who provide food or food related services to those who are in need in the NC Counties of New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Columbus.
  • 1898 Memorial Fund – Up to $10,000 will be distributed for projects that support race relations in Wilmington.

Grants are not available for capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals.

If you have not already done so, you must read the guidelines before you apply. Failure to adhere to any of these guidelines may result in your application being excluded from consideration.

Training Module I will walk you through creating a profile; Module II shows how to add a grant application.

Click here to access our online application system. You can apply to each of the funds listed above through the New Hanover County Community Foundation 2019 application. If you are applying to the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment, please include that in your project title Additional information about the grants process will be available once you register.