How do I begin to apply for a grant with the CFBC?

To begin the login process, your organization will need to create a user account and password. All grant opportunities that are open will be shown to you once you create a user login. You can preview the different grant possibilities which would include CFBC LOIs in the competitive grant cycles and any special initiatives. If you are applying just for a specific competitive grant cycle, start the application process by completing a Letter of Inquiry during the acceptance dates. Your process to apply will look a little different than in the past. We have new software which affects the application procedure. To help in the process, you can refer to tutorials located on your application login page or review the tutorial links below.

Need help? Please refer to these tutorials:


What happens after I submit a letter of inquiry to the CFBC?

A notification will be given to you electronically when your Letter of Inquiry has been received by CFBC. Within two weeks after the LoI deadline, you will be notified if your organization has been selected to proceed with a full proposal. Initiatives have different timelines.

How much funding is available to grant from CFBC?

The amount of funding available is dependent upon the Community Foundation’s spending policy, not the number of grant cycles. The amount of funding available to grant is determined annually by the Board of Directors for CFBC and is dependent upon the Foundation’s spending policy and funding priorities, which include the Capacity Building initiative.

Our organization received a grant last year; may we apply for another one this year?

Yes. However, the CFBC must have received and reviewed your organization’s final report at the end of its grant term before it is eligible to apply for a new grant.

How am I notified of CFBC’s funding of my request?

CFBC staff will call each grantee after the CFBC Board of Directors makes its grantmaking decisions. In addition, the applicant will receive an electronic notification, a letter of approval or denial, grant agreement, and communication guidelines.