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.

To be eligible for direct funding, your organization should be a 501(c)(3). 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 has IRS nonprofit status and will act as a financial sponsor (or overseer) for your organization’s project.  The fiscal agent’s mission should be in line with your organization’s mission.

Please send completed proposals via email to To ensure that the proposal review committee is able to see all your documents easily, please compile all documents such as application, budget, tax exempt letter, letters of support, etc. in one document and number each page consecutively. Please label this document [ORGANIZATION NAME]_application for GCF.

A current grant recipient will need to wait 12-months from award date before it is eligible to apply for a new grant.

Recipients of past grant awards must have a final report that has been accepted and approved by the GCF Advisory Board in order to  apply for a new grant.

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. Proposals are due by midnight April 15 and October 15 of each year.

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