Everything You Need to Know About Applying for a Grant
Do you have grant questions? We have answers!
If you have applied since January 2021 and are still having trouble logging in, use the “Forgot Password?” link under the blue “Log On” button.
Not sure if you have an account or not? If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, do not create a new account, because it won’t link to your organization’s application history. Please contact our Grant Administrator, Dawn Grundeman at [email protected] to receive your username.
My organization received a grant. How do I acknowledge the Collier Community Foundation™ for the gift?
Applicants must be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization serving Collier County, FL residents
Applicant must be in operation and provide services for one full fiscal year and have filed a nonprofit tax return before applying for grants.
Your organization must have a complete and updated profile in our Nonprofit Directory (register here)
Meet the grant guideline criteria
Meet submission deadlines
Agree to the Community Foundation’s Statement of Diversity.
Agree to report back to the Community Foundation on relevant outcomes of funding
Seek funding for a project that is relevant to Collier County
Your complete and updated profile in the Nonprofit Directory allows us to have a shorter grant application, and it is our best tool for sharing your good work with our community. The questions asked in the directory were carefully planned to give you the opportunity to showcase your organization and also to help potential donors make decisions towards their philanthropic goals.
If you are unsure if your program/project qualifies, please email Laura Simmelink, prior to the opening of the grant cycle, to schedule a brief conversation.
What if our request is not aligned with the areas of priorities documented in community reports and plans?
Grants to individuals
Pass-through organizations that fund other unrelated charities (this includes many valuable civic organizations that fundraise to support other charities)
Lobbying (non-partisan advocacy work is okay)
Team or sport travel, or team sponsorships
Organizations not serving Collier County, Florida
CCF provides grants dollars to support nonprofit capacity building to ensure that nonprofits with operating budgets less than $1M have the tools needed to operate using best practices. These grants of $500-$2,500 must be matched 1:1 by your organization. We define capacity building as specific needs such as:
Strategic planning and organizational assessment
Board development & training
Improving financial management
Fundraising, marketing, and communications planning
Feasibility assessment and implementation of mergers and strategic alliances
You will be able to stop, save, and return to your application at any time before the deadline. After the deadline, your incomplete application will be inaccessible. The system saves your previous application history. Each of our grant deadlines is unique, be sure to look on the appropriate page for deadline information.
Log On here: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfcc
Does the number of people who will be impacted by a grant make a difference to your funding decision?
If a nonprofit has an endowment with the foundation, will it affect our chances of receiving a grant?
Regarding private schools, the Foundation does not generally fund projects that serve only a discrete and fixed group of individuals without also having a broader public benefit.
My nonprofit is not currently operating in Collier County but want to expand into Collier County. May I apply for a grant?
My organization or fiscal agent is a tax-exempt religious organization doing non-sectarian work. Are we eligible to apply?
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?