Grants & Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are the cornerstone of our organization. Each year we distribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to meet community needs and to help our youth meet their own goals for higher education. As we bring together philanthropic individuals with the causes they care about, we enrich the lives of people in our county and beyond—that's purposeful philanthropy, with lasting impact for everyone involved.

In an effort to move toward making more impactful grants, the C3F will be making changes to the grantmaking process, beginning in 2020. Click here to view the new grant deadlines for 2020. Additional information about the changes for the 2020 cycle will be available soon.

The fall 2019 grant cycle will be a regular grant cycle open to all eligible non-profit partners. Click here for more information about the fall grant cycle and how to apply. 


Our region is home to many vibrant nonprofit organizations faithfully meeting the needs of our local citizens. We maintain valuable connections with these organizations, working together to assess community needs and to set goals for future growth. Nonprofit organizations throughout our region apply for grants each spring and fall, and each year, we see the power of philanthropy at work as we address a variety of needs and issues through grantmaking.


  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Civic Improvement
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Human Services & Programs
  • Health & Wellness
  • Recreation
  • Youth Services
  • Life-enhancing Programs for Families, Children, or Senior Citizens

To see a list of our recent grants, click here.


Thanks to our generous donors, we are pleased to offer more than 100 scholarships every year to graduating high school students. Investing in our youth is a long-standing value of the community foundation, and by supporting students pursuing higher education, we continue youth development beyond high school—making the future brighter for hundreds of young adults.

To see a list of our recent scholarships, click here.