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Community Giving Foundation Announces Columbia County Commissioners ARP Nonprofit Innovation Grant

Community Giving Foundation is administering the Innovation Grant in partnership with the Columbia County Commissioners. This grant will provide funding to a qualified nonprofit or government entity for the implementation of an emerging idea and initiative that can substantially impact or provide measurable progress toward the betterment of our community. The Innovation Grant is a vehicle to enable continued growth and strengthening of Columbia County.

The Columbia County Commissioners ARP Nonprofit Innovation Grant will provide one grant of up to $100,000 to one organization. Interested applicants can review the guidelines and submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) online until November 15, 2021, by 11:45 p.m. The LOI is limited to a two-page document introducing your organization, project description, service area, and requested budget summary.

If the LOI is approved, an application will be made available. Those invited to submit a full application will be notified on December 1, 2021. Completed applications with supporting documents will be due by December 30, 2021, at 11:45 p.m. Full application submissions will also require an in-person presentation with the grant committee on January 11 or 12, 2022. Final grant decisions will be announced January 21, 2022.

Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and government organizations are eligible to apply, and the requested funding must be invested within Columbia County. Individuals are not eligible to apply. To discuss your organization’s eligibility, please contact the Foundation.

Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Interested applicants can access the guidelines and application by visiting

Letters of Interest must be submitted online by 11:45 pm on November 15, 2021.

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