Apply For A Grant

2023 - 2024 Grant Guidelines

Apply For A Grant

Establishing a Fund with the Community Foundation to make your charitable contributions provides for a more effective and efficient way of giving. We offer several types of charitable funds to facilitate your giving. Our staff is available to discuss these options with you and help you select one that best fits your needs.

Grant funding must serve residents of the former South Lake County tax district, including the following cities:

  • Clermont
  • Groveland
  • Mascotte
  • Minneola
  • Montverde

It also includes unincorporated areas of South Lake County. If your organization is based outside of the South Lake County area, you will need to indicate what percentage of the agency or program benefits residents of the South Lake County tax district and how long you have been serving the South Lake County community.

A nonprofit organization with evidence that it:

  • Has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an organization described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Code
  • Is fiscally sponsored by Section 501 (c)(3) organization
  • Has an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Award Range: up to $25,000

Areas of focus:

  • Basic Needs
  • Education
  • Health & Wellness
  • General Operating
  • If your focus area is Women & Children, please apply for the Women’s Giving Alliance grant opportunity

Minimum of three years of financial and program data. Audited financial statements or 990 must be provided for the previous fiscal year.

Applicants must be able to adhere to funding requirements in a timely manner; this includes but is not limited to capacity and capability to collect and report programmatic data, track funding utilization and report impact of funding.

CFSLC Does Not Fund the Following:

  • Endowments
  • Fundraising expenses, sponsorships, or thrift stores
  • Infrastructure improvements (including but not limited to land/building that is not owned by the applicant)
  • Activities that relate to lobbying or advocacy or litigation related expenses
  • Individuals
  • Foreign based organizations
  • Political or trade associations
  • Support for religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Medical or scientific research
  • Organizations that discriminate or exclude participants the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or marital status

2023 - 2024 Grant Timeline


• Application Opens: April 26, 2024 to June 7, 2024.

• Grant Application Training Session: Wednesday, April 17th at 2:00pm

• Application Decision: July 31, 2024.

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