How To Apply

How to Apply for Funding

The Greenbelt Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000. We are interested in funding new initiatives that will enhance the cultural, artistic, recreational, social, or environmental vitality of Greenbelt, impact residents in all parts of Greenbelt and can be completed in one year or less.

Grant application and Guidelines and other useful information:

To be eligible for direct funding, your organization should be a nonprofit or cooperative eligible to receive donated funds. If you don’t meet this requirement, you may find a qualifying organization to act as your fiscal agent.  A fiscal agent is an organization that is already a 501(c)3 non-profit or not-for-profit cooperative that can receive donated funds and will act as a financial sponsor (or overseer) for your organization.  The fiscal agent’s mission should be in line with your organization’s mission.

As of January 2016, applicants who have previously received a grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation are eligible to apply for additional support if they meet certain requirements:

  1. Final report(s) for prior grant(s) must be accepted and approved by the GCF Advisory Board to be considered complete before they may re-apply for a grant.
  2. A current grant recipient will need to wait 12-months from award date before it is eligible to apply for a new grant.

Proposals are due April 15 and October 15 of each year.  Please send completed proposals via email to or mail it to Greenbelt Community Foundation, P.O. Box 234, Greenbelt, MD 20768.  Complete proposals will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Proposal Review Committee and decisions will be made by the full Advisory Board.  Awards for the spring cycle as generally made in summer while those for the fall cycle are made in winter.