For Nonprofits

Timelines & Applications

Cumberland Community Foundation Grant Cycle 2019

Community Grants - 2019

Grants are available from our unrestricted and field-of-interest endowments twice a year through the Community Grants Program. Grants are available for:

  • Health Care
  • Seniors
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Animal Welfare 
  • Historic Preservation
  • Women and Girls 
  • Programs that improve the quality of life in Cumberland County, NC


June 21, 2019- Application available online

June 21, 2019- July 19, 2019- Grantseeker information meetings (see below for details) 

August 10, 2019- Application deadline (Midnight)

August - Ocotober- Grant committees meet and conduct site visits

November 2019- Funds available

Additional Instructions:


How to apply -

  • You must click in the Logon/Create Account blue button in the top right corner to start your application.
  • If you still have questions after viewing the video and attending a Grantseekers Information Meeting,  contact Amanda Klinck:  or
    910-483-4449 ext. 102

Grantseekers Information Meetings 

This meeting is designed to help nonprofit organizations learn about funding opportunities, eligibility, and application guidelines. The meeting includes a demonstration of the online grant application. Organizations are not required to attend; however, attendance is recommended.

All sessions are held at CCF, 308 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC.
(Parking and entrance in the back.)

Registration is required.   

Select a day and time that work for your schedule through our calendar of events page and register by clicking on the event in the calendar.  

Monday, June 24th

Wednesday, June 26th

Friday, June 28th

Tuesday, July 9th
9:00am -10:00am

Thursday, July 11th

Tuesday, July 16th

Eligibility for Community Grants   

Organizations must be located and provide services in Cumberland County, North Carolina.

Organizations must qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (a)(2), or (a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a qualified unit of government which includes Native American tribal governments.

Organizations must not discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious beliefs.

Organizations must have met all reporting and communications requirements on previous Community Grants to be eligible to apply. 

Not Eligible for Community Grants

  • Organizations for re-granting purposes
  • Event sponsorships
  • Grants to individuals
  • Deficit budgets
  • Projects promoting political views
  • Scholarships (Check the scholarship program page of CCF) 
  • Faith organizations (This restriction applies only to Community Grants from unrestricted and field-of-interest endowments. Donors often support their churches or temples through their donor advised funds and designated endowments.) 

Priority will go to 501(c)3 charitable organizations with governing boards located in Cumberland County, NC that are managed according to the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence published by the NC Center for Nonprofits.