CFGF makes most competitive grants to organizations which are classified as publicly supported charities in the Internal Revenue Service Code, Section 170(b)(1)(A) and includes schools and universities, churches, synagogues and mosques, and governmental entities.
Under certain circumstances grants are made to private charities, supporting organizations, and non-charities. Organizations applying for competitive grants must give evidence of non-discrimination in hiring and providing services.
- Grant requests must have direct relevance to the residents of Genesee County. If a request includes activity outside of Genesee County, the majority of activity must be within Genesee County.
- Grants for sectarian religious purposes or any religious activities are not eligible.
- Grants will not be made for loans, debt reduction or annual appeals.
We generally make one-time grant commitments. Longer-term commitments may be considered for initiatives that show exceptional promise for community impact. We are especially interested in programs that involve partnerships, coordinate services, and generate collaborative efforts.