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PO Box 2345
Fayetteville, NC 28302



Senior Services


2012 Request for Proposals (RFP)


This grant is made possible by the Cornelia “Neill” Bullock Wilkins Charitable Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.


This grant will support projects that promote the welfare of senior citizens.  Groups may apply for single year funding of up to $20,000.00.  Proposals will be considered through a competitive process in a broad range of interest areas; including, but limited to the following (presented in alphabetical order). 

  • Arts, Culture, & Recreation – Strong and vibrant cultural activities to improve quality of life experiences.
  • Civic Engagement -- Foster connections between people and groups with common values and a willingness to collaborate.
  • Health – Implement innovative prevention programs and reduce the barriers to accessing health services
  • Human Services – Provide services to meet basic human needs.


No grants will be made to or for:

  • Individuals
  • National fundraising drives
  • Tickets for benefits or fundraising events
  • Lobbying activities 
  • Endowment funds (see the Lilly Endowment Challenge program)
  • Scholarships (see Scholarship Program)
  • Budget deficits / failure to raise adequate annual operating support  
  • Membership dues


Cumberland Community Foundation welcomes grant requests from nonprofit organizations that

  • are located in and provide services to Cumberland County; and
  • are classified as a traditional public charitable organizations in IRS Subsection 501(c)(3), Section 509(a)(1); or
  • Qualified government agencies.

If the organization is operating under a different IRS section, that must be indicated on the application.


The Data Form & Proposal must be received by January 25, 2012 at 5:00 p.mApplications will not be accepted if they are incomplete or submitted with bindings, paper clips, or staples. 


The review process takes approximately 10 weeks from submission of your proposal and the final decision.  The final step is approval by the Board of Directors of Cumberland Community Foundation.  Nonprofit agencies will be notified about the decision by letter, stating the outcome of their applications and, if successful, providing information about how to receive payment of the grant


Each successful applicant will be required to sign a grant agreement with Cumberland Community Foundation before receiving a grant payment and submit a report at the end of the grant period.


Lobbying addressed directly to a Foundation board member, staff, or committee member is considered inappropriate.  Cumberland Community Foundation’s board, staff, and volunteers have all signed Conflict of Interest statements and are committed to upholding the highest standards in this area.  If a member is contacted on behalf of a grantee, the board/committee member will disclose the contact during discussion of the application will remove themselves from the deliberation process if they feel their objectivity has been compromised by the contact.



Request for Proposals – Seniors
Cumberland Community Foundation

P.O. Box 2345

Fayetteville, NC 28302-2345

Download RFP for Senior Services Data Form and Proposal   (word document)



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