Community Grants

The Community Grants program is made possible by generous donors who have contributed unrestricted and broadly defined interest area gifts. These dollars allow the Community Foundation to respond to the community's changing opportunities, needs and challenges over time.

Community Grant applications are accepted quarterly with deadlines falling on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

The Community Grants Application Portal for the September 1 cycle of funding is now open. Follow the button below to begin an application.

Grants Portal

If you need assistance in completing the online application or have further questions, please contact us at (828) 697-6224 or

2019-2020 Community Grantmaking

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Supporting CFHC's Community Fund with an unrestricted gift is understanding that we cannot possibly predict our community's future needs and challenges.

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