The Granville Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the 2018 calendar year. Applications are due January 15, 2018.
Each year, the Granville Community Foundation provides grants to local non-profit organizations. These grant awards are funded through an endowment built through legacy bequests and an annual fund campaign supported generously by Granville residents.
Decisions about the Foundation’s grant program rest in the hands of its Board of Directors, who represent the community at large and its principal governmental and educational institutions. Decisions are guided by an evolving assessment of community needs. Presently, priority is being given to grant applicants seeking support for projects or programs which:
Make a clear difference in the quality of life for Granville residents
Enrich cultural opportunities
Preserve the community’s history
Provide residents targeted social support
Serve the elderly and disadvantaged
Enhance the attractiveness of public spaces
Propose innovative and creative solutions to difficult community challenges
Broaden the life experiences of community youth
Foundation grants, which have totaled $300,000 in the last three years alone, touch every aspect of the Granville community. In 2017, grants to 15 Granville non-profits helped fund an art education program for third-graders, build new exhibits for the Granville Historical Society Museum, launch development of a comprehensive community plan for the arts, purchase fireworks for July Fourth festivities, roll out an art program for seniors, and much more. For a complete list of grant recipients, visit granvillecommunityfoundation.org.