COMPETITIVE GRANTING

Currently the Community Foundation offers three 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

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, we seek out 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 capacity building are the highest priorities in grant evaluation.

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Precision Health Network Fund

Projects awarded under this fund typically target schools, community centers or work sites in a defined geographic area. In 2015, the Community Foundation awarded $16,000 to support a range of health-related projects.

 

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Scholarships

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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