The Community Foundation offers several types of competitive granting.  These initiatives are funded through unrestricted funds at the Community Foundation, collaborative funding from regional partners, and designated funds established by donors to support particular areas of focus.

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Community Impact Funding Initiative Grants

The Community Foundation seeks to invest in projects and programs that address the core issues facing our community or that will allow Monroe County to take advantage of its most compelling opportunities. Given our focus on the long term success of Monroe County, the Community Impact Funding Initiative supports programs or projects that offer the potential for lasting change. Grants are judged on a number of criteria and are expected to focus on solutions rather than symptoms. Innovation, collaboration, and sustainability are the highest priorities in grant evaluation.

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Better Together – Creative Places Grants

Through the Better Together – Creative Places Initiative, the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) is seeking to build upon the maker mindset, so prevalent in our county, to activate or create public spaces that advance a more vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive community.

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Precision Health Network Fund Grants

Precision Health Network Fund grants assist with the development or enhancement of community health education and health outcomes. In addition to Monroe County, Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Morgan, Orange, and Owen counties are eligible to apply for Precision Health Network Fund grants.


The Community Foundation administers a number of scholarship funds to support the educational aspirations of community members.  In many cases we partner with local sponsoring groups to publicize and award scholarships.

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