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Competitive Grant Cycle

Is My Organization Eligible to Receive Funding from The Community Foundation?

If you can answer yes to these two questions, then your organization is eligible to apply during our application period each year.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region accepts Grant Proposals during the competitive grant cycle each year.

All applications must be submitted online.

The application is a 2-part process:


Below is a timeline of our Competitive Grant Cycle, exact dates will vary from year to year. Our process starts every June at The Community Foundation.

Early June The Grant Application process is opened and notices are mailed to all organizations on our mailing list
Early August Deadline for Grant Applications
Late September Community Foundation first-cut response sent to organizations
October/November Members of the Distribution Committee review applications and conduct site visits before they meet in mid-November
Mid December Community Foundation Board approves recommendations made by Distribution Committee
Late December Notification letters are mailed to organizations
Mid January Grant Reception held and checks are presented to the finalists
Late June Interim Grant Report Due
Late December Final Grant Report Due

To receive more information on our grant cycle or if you would like to add your organization to our mailing list, please contact Morgan Epstein, Program Officer at