The Community Foundation for Greater Rome will kick off its fourth annual grant cycle with a seminar at the Rome-Floyd Chamber of Commerce on September 12th at 4:00 pm. At the seminar, local nonprofits can learn about this year’s grant criteria. “In addition, we will continue to provide our annual suggestions on how nonprofits can improve fundraising,” said Joel Snider, Executive Director of the Community Foundation. “Ashley Garner will again share her insights into the grant world. Local nonprofits can gain new ideas for other avenues of support.”
The Community Foundation has also re-named it’s flagship Community Impact Grant, which will now be known as the Greater Rome Impact Grant. “We wanted to clarify that our goal is to make an impact on a transformative need or opportunity in Rome and Floyd County,” Snider added.
This grant cycle also marks the first time the Community Foundation will award a grant from the First Christian Church Heritage Fund, which was established last year from the sale of the historic First Christian Church property. “Applications for this grant must either enrich the spiritual lives of participants, support diversity or further social justice,” said Ed Watters, chair of the Community Foundation’s board of directors. The September 12th seminar will also include information about this grant and is open to any nonprofit in Rome and Floyd County.
The Community Foundation will award one $25,000 Greater Rome Impact Grant and one $3,000 First Christian Church Heritage Grant. “Last year we received proposals for more than ten times the available grant funds. We had several high quality proposals we were unable to fund. Organizations need to put forward their best ideas for maximum impact,” added Watters.
Additional information on both grants is available on the Grant Information page.