3600 Maclay Blvd., South, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL, 32312
Application Opens: September 1, 2022
Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022
Recipient Notification: November 10, 2022
Grant Application Guidelines
The Community Foundation of North Florida’s (CFNF) mission is to enhance the quality of life in the North Florida community through the promotion and support of charitable giving. Our vision is to serve as an illuminator of community needs while connecting donors to charitable causes they care most to support.
To further our mission and vision, CFNF is launching Helping Today, Shaping Tomorrow (HTST), a small grant program to benefit nonprofit organizations in the Big Bend region. This grant opportunity is designed to provide immediate support to nonprofit organizations that are addressing community needs with programs or services that have the potential for long-term community impact. Nonprofits located in our geographic service area of Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla counties are eligible to apply.
This year, the small grant program will provide ten $5,000 grants and place priority on proposals from nonprofits providing programs or services in the areas of Education and Social & Human Services (specifically, Basic Needs). These two funding priority areas were selected by the Community Foundation Board of Directors after reviewing the results of a community needs assessment survey. CFNF asked survey respondents to rank the community’s most pressing needs in seven areas historically supported by its donors. Those areas are Animal Welfare, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health & Wellness, and Social & Human Services. Survey respondents included donors, nonprofits in our 11-county footprint who have received a grant from CFNF within the past 25 years, and community stakeholders who participated in our strategic planning process.
Like most small grant programs, HTST will feature a streamlined application and reporting process. However, there are eligibility requirements that must be met before a nonprofit is able to apply.
Nonprofits able to demonstrate the following:
Grant funds cannot be used to support the following:
Please note, the Community Foundation reserves the right to extend or postpone provided dates and will give notice of any such change via the CFNF website.