Small Grants

The Community Foundation’s Small Grants Program provides support to address a wide range of needs including pilot projects, emergencies, organizational improvement and capacity building and equipment purchases.   Maximum application amount of $2,000.

The following programs/funds will be considered part of the Small Grants Program:

  • Technical Mini Grant Program
  • Help Your Neighbor Program
  • ShoreCAN Mini Grant Program
  • Chairman’s Fund
  • Field of Interest Funds
  • Designated Funds
    • Charles and Gladys Goslee Youth Help Fund
    • Children’s Fund
    • Joyce Benjamin Youth Fund

A letter of inquiry in the CFES’ requested format is required for all requests. Unsolicited applications to the Small Grants Program will not be considered. Following an initial review by the CFES staff, requests to the Small Grants Program will be referred to the appropriate CFES Fund which may have additional application requirements.

Letter of Inquiry Format


Performance Report